Mr. Xie Zhengmeng, with a courtesy name of Zisheng and another courtesy name Zhongji, was born in the Huaxie village of Huilai.
Mr. Xie was known as an intelligent and diligent boy when he was young. In the 16th Wanli year, together with his fellow people, Lin Shishang, Wang Juhan and Fang Yiwei, he passed the imperial examination. In the 33rd Wanli year, he was appointed to be the county head of the Anxiang County of Huguang provinces. In the 38th Wanli year, he was invited by the emperor to the imperial capital for a banquet and was praised over the banquet as the “ National Best Uncorrupted Official”. In the 40th Wanli year, due to his well-known clean and royal official, he was appointed as Investigating Censor and served as Censorate official in Yunnan. In the 42nd Wanli year, he was once again promoted as Inspector of Direct-Controlled Districts, supervising the operationof both Huainan Salt Bay and Huaibei Salt Bay and the canal transportation in Nanjing, Shandong and Jiangbei. With a just and straightforward mind set to fight against illegal practices, he was never afraid of the power and was thus known together with Zhang Wenxian, Hai Rui and Xu Mashi, as the Four Famous Lingnan Officials of his time.
Born in Huilai, Wu Dehao is a sculpture artist who graduated with postgraduate degrees from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Sculpture Department. In 2017, he visited the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, France. He currently lectures in the Sculpture Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. He is a member of China Sculpture Association and Guangdong Artist Association, deputy general secretary of CNACA Special Committee of Glass Arts and director of Guangzhou Municipal Association of Sculpture.
Sculpture location: Kuiyang Park, Huilai County, Guangdong Province