In 1873, a case of "Yang (Naiwu) Ge (Xiaobaicai) injustice" occurred in Zhejiang Province, from provincial, prefectural and county levels it finally became injustice.
The next year, Yang's wife and sister went to Beijing to complain and ask for redress. Xia Tongshan, together with 28 officials, wrote a joint memorial to the Ministry of Criminal Justice for review and was granted the grace of Empress Dowager Cixi. Two years later, Yang Ge's injustice was finally over. Dozens of corrupt officials involved in the injustice were dismissed, some were investigated and dealt with, and the news was everywhere. As Xia Tongshan was a high official and a key figure in this case, he was well-known in the south of the Yangtze River at that time.
Legend has it that after the case of Yang Ge's injustice, Prince Yu was very curious that a little girl led to dozens of officials in the Qing Dynasty be dismissed, so he asked the Ministry of Criminal Justice to bring the girl to him. The girl was pale but beautiful. Prince Yu felt sympathy and asked her if she had some wishes. The girl said that she had made promised in prison: I would serve the person for life who would help me out. This stumped Prince Yu, because the emperor had a command that the girl should go into the nunnery for the rest of her life. When Prince Yu thought for a while, he had an idea of making the best for both: letting girl go to Hanling House in Wuzhen, to serve Xia Tongshan for three months but she should do it without seeing the sun.
Three months later, she entered the temple for the rest of her life. There is a windowless house in Hanling House, Wuzhen Dongzha. The back door is connected with the corridor. It was built for the girl to come and go "without seeing the sun".Keyword: Xia Tongshan