I've been lucky enough to make two trips to beautiful Boshan, and recently I was able to show it off to Ross in our last little side trip before school starts up again. We were hosted by one of my colleagues from work, who is a native of the area. I can't say enough about the hospitality shown to us by my colleague and her family.
A large and striking statue to her memory depicts her with a bucket and a yoke (a wooden pole that she had to wear across her shoulders while hauling water.) As explained to me, one of her daily tasks was to carry home water for the family. Like many Chinese wives, she lived with her in-laws. Her cruel mother-in-law gave her a bucket with a pointed bottom so that she couldn't set the heavy bucket down while making the long trip home. The Xiaofu River which flows through Boshan is named after her, that is, Xiaofu means "filial woman."
There's more to the story, but I can't find a good translation of the tale in English on the internet.