The distant ancestors of the Liukeng Dong clan can be traced back to Dong Zhongshu, a great scholar in the Western Han Dynasty, and their recent ancestors were linked to Dong Jin, the prime minister of Tang Dezong. At the end of the Tang Dynasty, to avoid the war, Dong Qingran, a descendant of Dong Jin, moved to Kuoyuan, Linchuan (now in Yihuang County, Jiangxi). During the Shengyuan period of the Southern Tang Dynasty of the Five Dynasties (937-942), Dong Qingran's great-grandson Dong He moved from Kuoyuan to Liukeng. At that time, Liukeng was still under the jurisdiction of Luling County, Jizhou. After the county was established in Le'an in the 19th year of Shaoxing in the Southern Song Dynasty (1149), Liukeng Village was under the jurisdiction of Le'an County, Fuzhou.