Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province, is located along the Ganjiang River. It has a rich history spanning over 2200 years. For many centuries, it was a storage and distribution center for the famous porcelain from nearby Jingdezhen. On August 1, 1937 it became famous, playing an important role in the forming of the People’s Republic of China. Zhou Enlai led an uprising against Chiang Kai-Shek’s nationalist army at Nanchang before retreating to the nearby Jinggang Mountains to form one of the first armed forces of the Chinese Red Army. Today, the anniversary of the uprising is celebrated each year in China as the day the People’s Liberation Army was founded.
Today, Nanchang is a bustling city home to around 5 million people. Huge investments in recent years have turned Nanchang into a modern, clean, green metropolis.