“With new infrastructure in place, the ultimate goal of the Jingdezhen would be the continuous influx of tourist, investors and Jingpiao to provide important human capital that drive forward the upgraded ceramic industry of Jingdezhen.”

– Leung Long Yin, Myth or Future: the City of Ceramics,” 2019


Analysis of Jingpiao Phenomenon: Why Jingpiao Can Not Stay?

Tu Wenliu

Jingpiao refers to the people stays in Jingdezhen and works in the pottery industry without Jingdezhen permanent residence. There were four trends of immigration in the history. The first trend happened in Song Dynasty when the pottery industry moved from northern China to Southern China. When Jingdezhen gained prosperity and popularity in Ming and Yuan ...

Jingdezhen Urban Planning Transformation Led by Industrial Transformation

Tu Wenliu

From Song Dynasty to 20th century, as a city developed from pottery industry, pottery industry was always centralized in the urban planning of Jingdezhen. After the pottery industry downturn in 1990s and industrial transformation in 2010s, the original urban planning was no longer suitable for Jingdezhen. Urban planners in Jingdezhen was faced with a city ...

How Pottery Industry Influenced Jingdezhen Urban Development

Tu Wenliu

Although the history of Jingdezhen Pottery can date back to Han Dynasty, Jingdezhen pottery industry gained it popularity in Song Dynasty when imperial pottery factory first set up in Jingdezhen. The linkage between politics and pottery industry totally changed the mode of pottery production from individual workshop to official factories that influenced both the economy ...

The Influence of External Capital to Jingdezhen Urban Development

Tu Wenliu

Jingdezhen was a city originating from pottery industry. Among pottery industrial cities in China, Jingdezhen was the one with least competitive political, geographical, and economical conditions. Without much other resources, the development of Jingdezhen was largely depended on the external investment. With the transformation of Jingdezhen industry and increasing popularity, much external capital was invested ...

Revival of Jingdezhen: Synergy of Private and Government Run Pottery Enterprises in Pottery Industry

Tu Wenliu

Although Jingdezhen was known for the best pottery product and lived on the traditional handicraft industry for centuries, it went downturn in 1990s as a result of exhausted clay resources and the bankrupt of  state-owned pottery factories. It revived in late 2000s and early 2010s after the industrial transformation led by both private and official ...

#05 A myth or the future? Should ceramic industry still drive the development of the “City of Ceramics”?

Leung Long Yin

From Song Dynasty, the production of ceramic product has dominated the ceramic industry of Jingdezhen. Back then, the uniqueness of ceramics from Jingdezhen relied mostly on the abundance of Kaolinite and porcelain clay, two of the main raw materials to produce glossy ceramics that could only be found in the rural area of Jingdezhen at ...

#04 Out of sync development between Jingpiao and Jingdezhen

Leung Long Yin

The phenomenon of Jingpiao first emerged in Jingdezhen since the 1990s. After Reform and Opening Up, stated-owned factories were abandoned while one-third of the craftsmen were forced to retire. With the national ceramic market shrinking, Jingdezhen began to encounter the lack of productivity and structural unemployment as the population of craftsmen has outnumbered the market ...

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