Qulu (Kinuran) Hamlet

Qulu Hamlet in Wutai Township, Pingtung County, is located below Provincial Highway 24. The terrain generally descends from south to north. During the Japanese occupation, Qulu Hamlet only had 38 households with 197 people. It was a relatively small tribe. The traditional Rukai name for the hamlet is Kinuran. After the war,  the National Government renamed the hamlet and transliterated it as Qunu (“Nu” means anger). Due to the sloping terrain of the tribe and the inconvenience in transportation, some people moved to Sanhe Village in Majia Township. During an inspection in 1967, the chairman of Taiwan Province, Huang Jie, found the name indecent, and instructed to change it to Qulu. “Lu” means morning dew, that nourishes the earth. Sadly, Qulu Hamlet was hit by Typhoon Morakot in 2009 and is now relocated to Baihe permanent housing site in Changzhi.