Xiaogan got its name because of Dong Yong’s filial deeds having deeply moved the God. Xiaogan is a new medium-sized city which has been developing since 1979(the year of Chinese Open and Reform Policy), with a land area of 11560 square kilometers and a total population of 5.8 million.
Xiaogan is one of the most important birthplaces of Chinese Chu culture. In Zhou dynasty, Erguo, Zhenguo and Yuanguo made this place their capitals successively. Besides, the colorful ancient culture of Xiaogan can be learned from those bamboo slips of Qin dynasty, lacquer wares of Qin and Han dynasties, national treasure and cultural relic of Eastern Han like earthenware buildings and the site of the city