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Jingdezhen 2004
1000 Years - Celebration of Porcelain

Throwing a large potIn 2004 the City of Jingdezhen will host the world to celebrate 1000 years as an imperial kiln production center, beginning with the Song Emperor Jing De in 1004. The story of Jingdezhen porcelain and its export throughout the world is an important chapter in the history of China and a foundation stone of world ceramic art. Jingdezhen porcelain captures the very heart of ceramic history, beginning with the spiritual beauty of Song, the natural essence of Yuan, the immeasurable blue of Ming, the multi-colored romanticism of Qing and the contemporary creations of modern China.

Local pottery in Yunnan

Jingdezhen is called the Porcelain Capital of the World and from here alone come the vast majority of all porcelain pieces ever produced. It is the single place where all Chinese Imperial porcelain was made during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

Porcelain detailIn light of the international importance of the history of porcelain, the people of Jingdezhen have organized the Jingdezhen 1000 Years Celebration of Porcelain in 2004. Jingdezhen City is proud to host the Jingdezhen International Ceramics Conference in this significant moment in its long and glorious history. Chinese contemporary ceramics artists will be highlighted at the conference, with presentations, lectures and an exhibition of Jingdezhen artists.


Members of the International Academy of Ceramics are offered a special 10-day tour program of China to include 4 days in Jingdezhen.

Art-related travel tours have been carefully chosen to reflect art and craft and are geared both towards the first-time China traveler, and return visitors. The Introduction to China tour will give an overview of the art and history of China. A Scholar’s Dream tour will visit the sites of interest to ancient Chinese scholars. Trips to Yunnan will focus on dramatic landscapes and ethnic diversity.

  • Ma Ning
    Director of Office for International Ceramic Art
    Jingdezhen 1000 Years Celebration of Porcelain
  • Li Jiansheng
    Executive Assistant of Office for International Ceramic Art
    Jingdezhen 1000 Years Celebration of Porcelain
    President of Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute
  • Steve Brousseau
    International Liaison

Sponsorship of Jingdezhen 1000 Years Celebration of Porcelain

3-week Travel Program in China

  • 6-day travel from Shanghai to Jingdezhen
  • 7-day workshops/sightseeing in Jingdezhen
  • 8-day travel from Jingdezhen on either Introduction to China, Intimate or
    Yunnan Tour.

Hunnan MountainsIntroduction to China: History, Ceramics and Art

Intimate China: Chinese Scholars Dream

Yunnan: Ethnic Diversity and Crafts

Winter Tour Program

Tropical Paradise of Yunnan in Winter

Enquiries may be made to jingdezhen1000@yahoo.com or check out the Jingdezhen 2004 website.

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