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|• CPC District Committee Secretary||Yang Xinqiang|
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From the 11th to the 17th century, commercial publishers established in the area used local bamboo for paper manufacturing and made the area one of the three largest book-producing areas in China in the Song (960–1279) and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties. The area continued to be an important printing center into the Ming epoch (1368–1644).
Starting in the Southern Song (1127–1279), the county was served by the Chong'an trade route, which connected Quanzhou on the Fujian coast (the nation's major port for trade with Southeast Asia in those days) with northeastern Jiangxi province. This route allowed shipping of local products, notably books, to the major markets of the lower Yangtze region using mostly water transport, with just a few portages.
Jian ware was produced here during the Song dynasty. Master Xiong Zhonggui's Jiyufang Laolong kiln (吉玉坊老龍窯), located in a village near the town of Shuiji, has been able to restart production of Jian Zhan using original clay.
County-level Road (县道)
- Shuiji Bianrou (水吉扁肉)
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.
You Zuo （游酢） is a scholar in the Chinese idiom “程门立雪”.
- 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