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Jinxi County

Jinxi County
金溪县
County
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Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangxi
Prefecture-level city Fuzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Jinxi County (simplified Chinese: 金溪县; traditional Chinese: 金溪縣; pinyin: Jīnxī Xiàn) is a county of Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Fuzhou.Jinxi is the hometown of Mr.Lu Xiangshan(陆象山), a famous educator and thinker in the Southern Song Dynasty. He was honored as one of "the Great Confucianists of All Generations"(百世大儒)in Chinese history as well as one of "China' Top Ten Thinkers".Jinxi has nurtured many famous figures, including Wei Su(危素), a famous historian in the Yuan Dynasty, Gong Tingxian(龚廷贤), a great medical scientist in the Ming Dynasty and Cai Shangxiang(蔡上翔), an outstanding scholar in the Qing Dynasty. Zhou Jianping(周建屏), the commander of the Red Tenth Army and one of the founders of Mingzhegan Revolution Base(闽浙赣革命根据地), also came from Jinxi. It has boasted two zhuangyuan(champion scholar 状元), three bangyan(runner-up 榜眼) and 242 jinshi(a successful candidate in the highest imperial examinations 进士) since Jinxi County was founded.The figure is much higher than the average among the national counties.


Jinxi is the core zone of Linchuan Culture as well as part and parcel of Gan Culture. Jinxi County was founded in the fifth year of Chunhua of the Northern Song Dynasty (994 A.D.). Renowned for an important silver smelting site in the Tang Dynasty and the output of gold and silver in the ancient time as well as golden streams running through the mountains,it was named Jinxi(golden stream).Some silver smelting relic sites and relevant inscriptions which were the earliest physically written record in ancient China's mining and metallurgy have remained. It was an important pottery and porcelain production base in Jiangxi in the Song Dynasty, so goes a folklore "First Xiaopi Kiln, then Jingdezhen."

Demographics

The population of the district was 300,000 in 2013.[1]

Notes and references

  1. ^ http://www.jinxi.gov.cn/zgjx/infodetail/?infoid=ffd95b86-80e8-4f06-a75c-b8de7441768e&categoryNum=001001

External links

  • (Chinese) Government site - Google translation


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