Qingshanhu District has a long history. About 5,000 years ago in the late Neolith era, there had been many aboriginal habitats. About 3,000 years ago, intense home habitations started to emerge from the south of Qingyunpu to the north of Aixi Lake. In the Xia, Shang and Zhou dynasties, Qingshanhu District of Nanchang city belongs to Yangzhou, which was recorded in The Book of HISTORY: Yugong. After Qinshihuang, the first emperor in China, united all the states, Qingshanhu District of Nanchang city was marked as part of Jiujiang County (as recorded in Tung-tien).
In 206 BC, the Qin Dynasty came to its doom. After Liu Bang defeated Xiang Yu, Liu Bang ordered Duke Yinhou and General Guanying to cross the river to conquer Yuzhang County so as to fight Zhao Tao (History of the Han Book), and then to defeat South China. After Guanying crossed the river, he selected Nanchang as its county town, and built a city in Nanchang in 201 BC. The city was located in the fort of all ways or today’s Huangcheng Village within Hufang Town of Qingshanhu District. Therefore, Qingshanhu is historically known as the forefather of Nanchang city.
District transformation: with the transformation of Nanchang’s administrative transformation and the city development, the administrative division of Qingshan District has undergone complex evolution. As the county-level administrative area, Qingshanhu of Nanchang established Nanchang suburbs people’s committee in Nov 1961. At that time, it supervised about 12 people’s communes, including Qingyunpu, Chengfang, Luojia, Huochang, Shunhuamen, Taoxi, Yangzizhou, Changbei, Yingshang and Taohua, and 142 production teams. The total population of the 185 square km2 district is about 92,530. The district’s prototype originated from the cancellation of Nanchang people’s government suburbs affairs administrate district in Aug 1953. It was divided for the administration of Nan County and Xin County or urban area.
In January 1972, the county administrative region of Nanchang suburbs area was recovered and established its system, having jurisdiction over five people communes including Tangshan, Yangzizhou, Taohua, Hufang and Qingyunpu, four farms including Qingyunpu Agricultural Farm, Yangzizhou Agricultural Farm, Chaoyangzhou Agricultural Farm and Municipal Aquatic Farm, 47 mass production teams, and 462 production teams, with a population of 95,774. In May 1978, Chaoyangzhou agricultural farm was marked out directly under the governance of the municipality. In May 1980, Luojia Town of Nanchang County and Jiaoqiao Town of Xinjian County were marked out to the suburb area. In February 1986, Luojia Village, which was administered by Nanchang Prefecture, was merged with Luojia Town. In 1987, Xianghu aquatic products farm was approved and incorporated into the town government administration. In 1994, Qingyunpu’s Xiangqianwan Village and Shima Village were put under the administration of Qingyunpu District. In 1995, the second group of the third village of Youkou, Nanchang Prefecture, established Jingdong Village together with eight villages including Hufang village and Tangshan village. In 1996, Jiaoqiao Town was marked into the southern Nanchang economic development administration. By the end of 1996, the suburbs supervised seven villages (Xiangfang, Tangshan, Qingyunpu, Taohua, Yangzizhou, Jingdong and Xianghu), one town (Luojia) or three agricultural farms (Qingyunpu, Yangzizhou and Shishui), 111 village committees, and 531 village groups, with an area of 265.2 square km2 (except Lengshang Village and Xin’an Village which were under the administration of Hufang Village) and Qingyunpu was put under the administration of Qingyunpu District. In May 2000, Fufang, Tangshan, Taohua and Jingdong established their towns. In October 2001, Beili Village of Tangshan Town, Aixi villiage, Nantang Village, Guangyang Village, Dengfang Village, Aihu Village, Yuwei Village and Shishuichang were put under the administrqtion of Hi-tech development area. In Dec 2001, Yuefang Village andLiansheng Village of Luojia Town, and Tozu Village and Huangcheng Village of Hufang Town were put under the administration of Jingdong Town. Xianghu Village was merged into Taohau Town. By the end of 2001, the whole district supervised five towns (Hufang, Tangshan, Taohua, Jingdong and Luojia), a village (Yangzizhou), and an agricultural farm (Yangzizhou), and 97 village committees. Its area was about 1.8 square km2. There are about 72,873 households, with a total population of about 270,560.
In June 2002, with the approval of the State Council, the suburbs were officially renamed as Qingshanhu District. In 2004, Nanchang made an adjustment of its administrative division, with the allied aquatic market of Taohua Town and Hufang Town divided into Xihu District, Yonghe Village, Gongyuan Village, Xianhu Village, Yongxi Village, Changxiang Village and Qili Village of Tangshan Town divided into Donghu District, Lengshang Village, Taihe Village and Rexin Village of Hufang Town into Qingyunpu District, seven neighboring committees of Jiebanpan workshop of Donghu District, and 28 neighboring committees of Xihu district in Honggang of Shanghai street administrative office into Qingshanhu District.
In August 2010, Qingshanhu District Nangang Street Administrative Office was set up. In November, Nangang Street Administrative Office was officially set up.
In February 2013, Yangzizhou agricultural farm changed its system and established Liyang agricultural administrative office.