Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Jingdezhen As A Ming Industrial Center

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Jingdezhen was transformed from a market into an industrial center, so that by the end of the Ming dynasty most kilns outside had closed down and production was concentrated in the town. A number of factors were involved in this transformation. The most important factors are the interest of the Court in porcelain, the availability of raw materials, the technical expertise of the potters, labor supply, appropriate management and financing, transport and marketing networks, the growth of an export trade, and the great changes taking place in the national economy during the sixteenth century. Although the interest of the imperial court in procuring supplies of porcelain was a vital stimulus to the industry, its development was only possible within the context of the increasingly commercialized Chinese economy of the sixteenth century. Jingdezhen's great strength was its adaptability and this seems to have been due to the lack of central control.

Keywords: Chinese economy; imperial court; Jingdezhen; marketing network; porcelain; potters; raw materials

10.1163/ej.9781905246526.i-676.78
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9781905246526.i-676.78
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Chinese Economic History up to 1949 (2 vols) — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation