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    by nepalgoods Written Feb 1, 2004

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    To give you an idea, of how important Jingdezhen has been in former time, I copied this receent article from China Daily:

    "Archaeologists have discovered two important sites during an excavation of an imperial kiln at Jingdezhen, a city renowned for its porcelain since the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in South China's Jiangxi Province.

    The excavation of the imperial kiln lasting from the Ming (1368-1644) to the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties covered an area of 788 square meters.

    One of the sites contained relics from the Jiangxi porcelain company in the late Qing Dynasty. Founded in 1902, the company was the first modern enterprise cooperatively run by officials and businessmen at Jingdezhen.

    The second site unearthed was a kiln of the early Ming Dynasty.

    "This is the largest group of kilns at an imperial site ever discovered in China," said Li Yiping, deputy director of local porcelain and archaeological institute. "It provides valuable evidences for research on porcelain making skills at the imperial kilns in the early Ming Dynasty."

    A 10-cm tall red glazed cup with a 16cm-wide mouth drew the attention of many archaeologists.

    "The seal 'Made in Yongle years', the reign of a Ming emperor, at the center of the cup written in zhuanshu, a Chinese calligraphy style, is the most distinct ever found in the world," said Li.

    "Even today's modern techniques cannot create such a vibrant red glaze," Li added.

    Imperial kilns were the imperial porcelain workshops of China's royalty. Since the Yuan emperor Kublai Khan established a porcelain bureau named Fuliang in 1278, Jingdezhen had been the location of the imperial kilns of the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasty for 632 years until the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1911.

    Covering an area of 50,000 square meters, Jingdezhen boasts the largest imperial porcelain workshops with the longest history and the most exquisite workmanship in China.

    So far over 3,000 porcelain treasures have been restored from fragments unearthed from Jingdezhen."

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    by nepalgoods Updated Jul 28, 2003

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    In the Jingdezhen Ceramic History Museum, visitors learn the history behind the city, famed for its ceramics. The museum houses not only ceramic artworks from different dynasties, which are of great value, but also ancient ceramic workshops. This is where visitors can learn the whole process of how ceramics were produced in the ancient times. Not only that, they can also have a go at making ceramics on their own.

    Admission: ¥ 10
    Opening Times: 8:00 -17:00

    I mainly love the dark red vases. The colours are bright and deep. The form of the vases is just perfect.

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    by nepalgoods Updated Jul 28, 2003

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    Along the streets down at the Yangtse River there is a big market, where you can a great view of old and new China.

    For more photos of the very big and beautiful market in Jingedezhen please see my travelogue!

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    by nepalgoods Updated Jan 17, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Jingdezhen is a bit off the beaten path. Its lovely Museum of Ceramic History is seldom visited by foreigners. Like all Chinese cities Jingdezhen has very beautiful and interesting markets. Don't miss them!

    For more photos please see my travelogue below!

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