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Ceramics from the Porcelain Capital of China

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Jingdezhen, China. (Photo: Angela Sun)

For our Geo Quiz we're looking for the porcelain capital of China. The city lies south of the Yangtze River in the Chinese province of Jiangxi.

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The city's modern name can be traced back to the 11th century Song dynasty, when the emperor ordered that every bowl and every vase made here for the Imperial Household be stamped with his name.

Can you name the porcelain capital of China?

This porcelain capital of China is Jingdezhen, China.

In Jingdezhen, the art of making handcrafted ceramic cups and ornately painted bowls goes back nearly 2000 years to the Han dynasty.

The World's intern Angela Sun checked around to see if any authentic Jingdezhen ceramics could be found in shops and museums around Boston.