Hunan is located in the middle reaches of Changjiang River, China, and it is to the south of Dongting Lake. It is the birthplace for Maozedong, the founder of the People¡¯s Republic of China. Xiangjiang River is the longest river in Hunan, and it is also the Mother River for the people of Hunan. The river flows from south to north, and goes through the whole province, and goes into Dongting Lake. The short term for Hunan is ¡°Xiang¡±. There are many cottonrose hibiscuses in Hunan. So Hunan is called the place for cottonrose hibiscus. Chairman Mao wrote the poem to praise it as "The land of hibiscus glowing in the morning sun".
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