In northeastern Jiangxi Province, Jingdezhen City has a land area of 5,256 square kilometers and more than 1.6 million people. Its central area of “Six Mountains and Two Lakes” (Mount Lu, Mount Huang, Mount Jiuhua, Mount Sanqing, Mount Longhu, Mount Wuyi, Thousand-Island Lake and Poyang Lake) holds tremendous appeal for tourism.
In addition, Jingdezhen City has fast and convenient transport links. The Anhui-Jiangxi Railway, Hang-Rui Speedway and Ji-Guang Speedway all cross its territory. Jingdezhen Airport serves as a major air-travel hub.
Famous as a long-time global ceramics capital, Jingdezhen is seen as the world’s first industrial city. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it stood among China’s four most-famous towns. In the modern period since 1949, it secured approval as a nationally famous historic and cultural city (first batch) and won a series of honorary titles, like being a “China Excellent Tourism City”.
With the arrival of the 21st century, Jingdezhen City has accelerated its industrial transformation and formed a brand-new industrial system. Hi-tech ceramics, helicopters, automobile production and other sectors emerged as its leading industries.
Craftsmen come from all directions, products spread worldwide and Jingdezhen’s kiln fire never extinguishes. With open minds, its people learn from others’ strong points and strive to surmount conventions using a spirit of innovation.
The area’s porcelain gradually formed a unique style, “being as white as jade, bright as mirrors, thin as paper and beautiful sounding as a chime stone”. Hence, it gives Jingdezhen unique status in the history of Chinese civilization.
Jingdezhen spirit revolves around dreams fulfilled with outstanding works of art and reputation based on great morality.