Jianyang District

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Shuidong Bridge (水东大桥) over Chongyang River (崇阳溪)
Shuidong Bridge (水东大桥) over Chongyang River (崇阳溪)
Location of Jianyang City within Nanping City
Location of Jianyang City within Nanping City
Jianyang is located in Fujian
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 27°20′N 118°07′E / 27.333°N 118.117°E / 27.333; 118.117Coordinates: 27°20′N 118°07′E / 27.333°N 118.117°E / 27.333; 118.117
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Nanping
 • Total 338,699
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Jianyang (simplified Chinese: 建阳; traditional Chinese: 建陽; pinyin: Jiànyáng) is a district in Nanping prefecture in the northern part of Fujian province, People's Republic of China.

Jianyang has rich natural resources: bamboo, tea and water power.


The bamboo was used for paper manufacturing, and the commercial publishers there, thriving on locally produced paper, from the 11th-17th Centuries, were amongst the biggest three of the Song dynasty and Yuan dynasty. The area continued to be an important center of book printing into the Ming epoch.[1]

Since the Southern Song, the county was served by the so-called Chongan trade route, connecting Quanzhou on the Fujian coast (the nation's major port for trade with Southeast Asia in those days) with northeastern Jiangxi province. It allowed shipping of local products, notably books, to the major markets of lower Yangtze region using mostly water transport, with just a few portages.[1]

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Jianyang bore a famous teacher Fu Ping Hua, who is one of the most respected teachers of the city.

Zhu Xi was a philosopher of the Song Dynasty who taught in Kaoting college in Jianyang.

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  1. ^ a b Brook, Timothy. The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1998. ISBN 0-520-22154-0. Pp. 129-131

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