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 …

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

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 …

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The history of urban development of Jingdezhen involved both top-down master planning and bottom-up development. The first urban planning of Jingdezhen back in Song Dynasty included Changjiang as the axis of transportation and a centralised core of ceramic production. Its …

#03 From top-down to bottom-up development: Which is more suitable for contemporary Jingdezhen? Read more »

The Master Planning of Jingdezhen City (2012-2030) has introduced a new proposal of urban development driven by a new mode of ceramic industry, in attempt to resolve the fragmentation condition. The new mode of ceramic industry includes ceramics not only …

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As the “City of Porcelain”, ceramic industry has dominated the city development of Jingdezhen since the Song Dynasty. The first urban planning of Jingdezhen includes a centralised production core and an axis of transportation. The urban area of the city …

#01 Ceramic industry and urban spatial structure of Jingdezhen Read more »

  As the development of Jingdezhen depends mostly on the production chain of ceramic industry, both journals focus on analysing and developing strategies based on the current features of porcelain production. It is concluded that there are 5 major stakeholders …

Development Strategy of Jingdezhen from the Perspective of Ceramic Industry Read more »

  This journal analysed the urban structure and spatial barriers for the expansion of Jingdezhen and has given suggestion on its future development. In 2008, the core of Jingdezhen appeared to be centralised on both sides of Changjiang River, while …

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  As ceramics has been the pillar industry in Jingdezhen for centuries, the gradual shift in ceramic production method has been the major influence in shaping the development of the city. While the production chain historically concentrated on the Changjiang …

Ceramic Production Driven Urban Appearance and Fragmented Development in Jingdezhen Read more »

This journal examined the recent development of Jingdezhen from the perspective of foreign immigrants, also known as Yangjingpiao. As Jingdezhen has been attempting to develop itself as a “Global Porcelain City”, the author concluded the main incentives attracting foreigners to …

From the perspective of “Yangjingpiao”, how foreigners evaluate the revitalisation of Jingdezhen Read more »

To facilitate the implementation of the national policy regarding “Belt and Road Initiative” proposed in 2014, Jingdezhen Officials has reaffirmed the priority to revitalise the city through tourism. It stated that Jingdezhen as a historic “Porcelain Capital”, has both the …

Revitalisation of Jingdezhen through Porcelain Tourism under the “Belt and Road Initiative” Read more »

Yuyao Kiln was constructed back in Yuan Dynasty and had been the main imperial kiln for both Ming and Qing Dynasty. Over the 6 decades, Yuyao Kiln has undergone several expansions and has been the centrepiece of the urban development …

Renovation of Yuyao Kiln, the historical centerpiece of Jingdezhen Read more »

  While Jingdezhen has been renowned as the “City of Porcelain” since the Song Dynasty, its status has rapidly declined in recent decades. Kaolinite was one of the most precious natural resource in Jingdezhen that could provide the glossy appearance …

The Decline of Jingdezhen as the “City of Porcelain” Read more »

High visibility and profound ceramic culture development advantages are the symbols of Jingdezhen ceramic culture creative industry. It should be innovative mode of industrial development and choose “government guide, market as the guidance, the enterprise as the main body” the …

“Special Resource Intensive” Development Mode of Jingdezhen Read more »

Raw Materials and Climate Jingdezhen is located in the Northeast of Jiangxi Province, which has a subtropical monsoon climate. The water supply resources are sufficient because of abundant rainfall and large rivers including the East River, South River, West River …

Geographical and Institutional advantages of Jingdezhen to develop into a ceramic industry Read more »

The development of ceramic culture creative industry in Jingdezhen is facing several problems. Small-scale and large number of enterprises forms a scattered development pattern. The demand for creative products of ceramic culture is lacking. The imbalance of talent structure has …

Problems in Jingdezhen Ceramic Culture Creative industry development and remedial measures Read more »

Many local governments encouraged handicraft production and commercial activities after economic development in Song Dynasty. Collapse of Li-Fang system allows free economic growth inside and outside the city wall. Commercial towns grew along the coastline and on the bank of …

Jingdezhen: Traditional handicraft Production, Market and International Trade Read more »

The current jingdezhen ceramics creative industry market is still in the traditional model of development. It is facing the problem of lack of guiding role of the market, products of low degree of marketization. Famous masterpieces become templates of most …

Changing mode of marketing: from traditional to international global market Read more »

The concept of “people-oriented” is the new mode of Jingdezhen as the role of human capital as an industrial element is important to the creative industry of ceramic culture. Cultural creative human capital is the key to the rise of …

Jindezhen: Importance of People-oriented development mode in Creative Ceramic Industry Read more »

The future direction for Jingdezhen is based on cultural output which put emphasis on education. For example, simulated archaeological excavation and porcelain-repair classes, along with porcelain-making activities, experimental farming and sales of organic produce can be provided. It aims at …

New direction for Jingdezhen: Conservative? Progressive? Read more »

The distribution of villages and workshop clusters are scattered throughout the city. Based on this situation, the future development direction should be determined on the basis of their comprehensive value. First, upgrading, supporting storage, logistics transit, and formulate processing rules …

Jingdezhen: Space adjustment and upgrading based on the needs of the porcelain industry Read more »

With the change of the ceramic industry in Jingdezhen, the traditional spatial pattern and historical buildings have been occupied and destroyed, and problems such as insufficient vitality and lack of infrastructure have emerged. Urban repair works, under the premise of …

Alteration of Traditional Spatial Pattern: Old and New Appearance of Jingdezhen Read more »

The map is showing porcelain factories scattered in Jingdezhen. Jingdezhen is a small city in the mountains of east China Jiangxi Province. As the world’s capital of ceramics, it combines old and new elements and attracts people from East and …

Jingdezhen’s Porcelain Metropolis: The Rise of World’s Porcelain Capital Read more »

Traditions of Jingdezhen is not just about preservation. Heritage plays an important role with our modern society. Thousands of private workshops suddenly appeared after the closed of factories. They change the mode and styles of porcelain-making. Craftsmen from other countries …

Opportunities and Constraints of Jingdezhen in Urban Development Transformation Read more »

The decline of Jingdezhen symbolizes a new mode of development. Private and government are two driven forces on revitalization of Jingdezhen. Private institutes focus on reutilizing local resources to construct a ceramic culture international exchange network. Art villages and communes …

Jingdezhen: Distinction of Private Institutes and Government’s Revitalization Orientation Read more »

Yuyao Jingxiang is located along the Changjiang River in the northern part of the historic district. Before 2011, it was a complete old block. Later, due to the flood control project requirements, all the traditional buildings on the street were …

Jingdezhen: Renovation of Riverside Flood Control Dyke of Yuyaojing Lane Read more »

This news article in 2017 described the phenomenon of Jingpiao, in which new artisans from around the globe migrate to Jingdezhen to pursue their porcelain career and has become the driving force for the revitalisation of the city. Most of …

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Jingdezhen New Urban District was the winning scheme developed jointly by iPlace Design, Ci International Design and Tongji University Design Institute for the Jingdezhen New Town Master Plan Competition in 2012. It was adopted as part of the redevelopment master …

“Jingdezhen New Urban District”, the New Model for Upgraded City Development Read more »

  Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair has been an annual event at Jingdezhen since 2004. It is one of the largest exposition events for porcelain industry around the globe. Until 2019, accumulated 49 countries 0.9 million visitors has participated, while 12 …

“Jingdezhen International Ceramic Fair”, the Expo of Porcelain Industry Read more »