My hometown Yintai in Shaanxi Province is the birthplace of Yaozhou celadon in China.It is where Xuan Zang, master of Buddhist Studies, translated scripture and passed away.It is the birthplace of the legend of Meng Jiangnu, one of the four Chinese love folklores It is the place where Lu Yao wrote the full-length novel, Ordinary World.It is even the best suitable place to grow quality apples in the world.
Hello, everyone. I am the Head of Yintai District in Tongchuan, Shaanxi. I am Li Yali.Today, it is my honor to introduce you the City of Apple and Pottery, Yintai.
“Being nourished by nature,Absorbed the essence from nature”.In the last century, 1940s,Yintai relied on advantaged location and began to cultivate apples.
Through over 70 years of development,Yintai apple has become the supporting industry of Yintai agricultureand the fruit of prosperity for Yintai farmers.There is a saying among the people, “the apple of China is in Shaanxi; the apple of Shaanxi is in Tongchuan; the apple of Tongchuan is in Yintai”.
Yintai apple is of exceptional quality and it is sweet, crisp and refreshing.
In the last century, the State Council selected it as the state banquet fruit.It has passed the European Union Standard Certification and has been exported to Southeast Asia, Europe, Americas and more than 20 countries and places.
It was successively awarded with the titles such as the Land of Apple in China,National Fine Apple Production Center for Export and Trade and the Best Ten Pollution-free Fruit and Vegetable Production Centers in China.
“The city of celadon in northern region;its millennium stove fire never goes out”.Chenlu County in Yintai got famous because of the display of its pottery stove.
Chenlu is an important birthplace of Yaozhou kiln and the only remained non-stop firing place.
The pottery firing has over 1400 years of history since Tang Dynasty (618-907).Its unique crafting technique and cultural style has left a significant mark in the Chinese pottery history.According to archaeological discovery,there are more than 30 pottery-firing places from Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty.and over 40 kilns.Chenlu is honored to be the living fossil of oriental pottery production.Chenlu ancient kiln site is listed as the Major Historical and Cultural Site Protected at the National Level;Yaozhou pottery firing technique was listed on the first batch of National Intangible Cultural Heritage List; Chenlu ancient town was named as the Famous, Historical and Cultural Town in China,the Home for Chinese Folk Culture and Art, It is the most significant, Famous and Cultural Tourism Town that is prioritized in construction by Shaanxi Province.“Old scholar tree grew in the county;the riding horse of the righteous official is skinny”.
This is a precious poem left by Du Fu when he past by Yintai.
Since Yintai was established in the Northern Wei Dynasty (368-534),it has been 1600 years.There arose Kou Shen, the righteous official in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644),Jin Wumu, the significant northwest revolutionist,
Yao Xiaozhou, the lyric writer of Folk Song to the Party,Guo Xiuming, the extraordinary Secretary of Village Party Committee in China and other righteous people.There is the sacred place of Buddhism, Yuhua Palace,millennium Meng Jiangnu Shrine and other historical sites;Especially since the founding of New China,Yintai has successively constructed Wangshi’ao Coral Mine in total of eight mines and one factory.Therefore, Yintai once was the national major coral production base in Shaanxi and China.These has formed a distinctive incorrupt government culture, revolutionary culture, pottery culture, Buddhism culture, love story culture and coral mine culture.
The penetration of millennium culture has endowed Yintai the profound historical connotation.In recent years, under the influence of the large-scale development in west China“the Belt and the Road” and other national strategies,we seize the opportunity to construct a Western Transformation and Upgrade Demonstration City of Traditional Industry in Tongchuan.We insist on the high-quality development.We strive to implement three strategies of Fruit Industry District, the Developed Industrial District and the Cultural District.We accelerate the construction of Industrial Transformation and Innovation District,Modern Agriculture Demonstration District and Distinctive Cultural Tourism District.
In this new century, standing at a new starting point,Yintai people with sincerity and faithfulness invite you from all over the world to come to Yintai.Together with you from all walks of life,let’s write a new chapter about the transformation of the City of Apple and Pottery!