Cultural Revolution ceramics

During my residency in Jingdezhen, I took time to visit Yaoli, a historical town situated in Fuliang County. Yaolli has an age-old of ceramic civilization as Jingdezhen, many architectures from the Ming and Qing Dynasties are still well preserved. In history the town was not famous for its scenery but the raw material produced, kaolin, in Kaolin Mountain where is not far the town.  In the Yaoli Museum, which is actually part of the clans hall of the Chengs, sculptures made during the Cultural Revolution were displayed. The literal depiction of the Red Guard purging the capitalist and intellectual is quite dreadful but it is well illustrated a piece of important history in ceramics as well as the history of China.


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