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    There were also a lot of scholars on literature and arts like Xie Lingyun, Xie Huilian, Shen Yue and Wujun whose poems and prose contributed a lot to the development of Zhejiang culture. Xie Lingyun was considered the founder of landscape poems whose poems mainly delineated the natural sceneries; the poet from Wukang, Shen Yue is the creator of the four-rhythms and the representative of Yongming Style poems. Together with Xie Tiao, he made the first try of the new type poems, which were the origin of classical poems with settled rules and forms. The famous calligrapher of Eastern Jin Dynasty, Wang Xizhi was famous for his powerful and various styles. The calligraphers of all generations consider him the Saint Calligrapher and compare his works to the floating clouds and flying dragons.
    After the Six Dynasties (a collective name for the six dynasties all taking Nanjing as their capital), the economy and industrial arts of Zhejiang benefited from the comparatively stable social conditions and grew quickly. The increasing demands of artworks accelerated the porcelain processing industry after the Three Kingdoms Period. The appearance of celadon is the evidence of the prosperous economy and culture then.
    During this period, the Zhejiang celadon could be divided into four systems according to the location, namely, Yue kiln, Wu Kiln, Wuzhou Kiln and Deqing Kiln among which the Yue Kiln located in Shangyu County was the most famous for its large quantity and high quality and ranked in the world famous kilns. The appearances of Zhejiang celadon and the development of the so-called celadon culture, become the landmark of the development of Zhejiang economic and cultural history of the period.
Preface To The Orchid Pavilion
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