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Langdong was the northernmost town in Rongjiang county, about 10 kilometres south of Xiangye. This Langdong was about the same distance from Xiangye as Taiyong, but Langdong was easily the largest town in the area. The villagers were exploited more by the people of Langdong than by people from Jianhe county's local Han administrative centres of Taiyong and Nanshao. Although the people of Langdong were not officially in charge of governing Xiangye, the residents of Xiangye most feared the people of Langdong. 'Lang' was taken from the Kam name for the village, 'dong' was the administrative unit appropriate to the village, and hence the name 'Langdong'. here were 13 great forts in Langdong: four associated with the Qiu family, four with the Jiang family, two with the Wang family, one with Li, one with Zhong, and the Chao fort that had been burned down.

Keywords: Jiang family; Langdong; Nanshao; Qiu family; Rongjiang county; Taiyong; Wang family; Xiangye



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