The Tomb of the King of Ningjing is the tomb of Jhu Shuguei, who was one of the descendants of the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty. About 300 years ago, Jhu Shuguei was invited by anti-Qing Dynasty forces to Taiwan as an officer to guard the island. He helped cultivate the Jhuhu, Dahu areas and built a pond, now known as the Yuemei Lake used for the irrigation of the neighboring farmlands. He refused to submit and so committed suicide when the Qing armies invaded Taiwan in 1683. During that time, the people built hundreds of fake tombs in order to prevent the Qing armies from discovering the real one which was rediscovered in 1937 and has gone through three renovations. It was listed as a grade III historic building in 1988. Huge banyan trees, believed to be Jhu’s favorite plant, can be seen at the tomb.
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.