The Introduction of Ji An County
Ji An, also named Luling in ancient time, is located in central of Jiangxi Province. Ji An County occupies 2117 square kilometers, including 19 towns, 306 village committees and 22 community neighborhood committees, with a total population of 500,000.
Set up in the 26th years of Emperor Qin Shihuang (221 BC), Luling is one of the first 18 ancient counties in Jiangxi. It has been changed name to Ji An since the 3rd year of Republic of China (1914). In fact, Ji An enjoys the reputation of “Prosperous County” Golden Luling and State for civilization. In addition, it is also home to colorful festive lanterns. Ji An is famous for its profound culture. From Tang Dynasty to Qing, a number of people, who passed imperial exams, had been chosen for central government. Numerous philosophers, politicians, and men of literature, including some of the most celebrated poets in Chinese history, such as Wen Tianxiang,Zhou Bida,Liu Chenweng, were born here.
Brilliant History in Revolution
During the Revolutionary War, Ji An is an important part of the Jinggangshan Revolutionary Base, as well as the center of the Gan Xinan revolutionary struggle. In Ji An, hundreds of thousands of workers and farmers had participated in revolution, making tremendous sacrifices to the Chinese revolution. Those contributors include 46 generals of the People’s Republic of China, such as Yu Qiuli, Xiao Dongwang, and more than 180 veterans of the division level or above in Red Army like Zeng Shan, and many other named or unnamed martyrs. Thus it is a famous revolutionary base area.