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As a unique mountain, Mount Lushan can be best described with the poem: “How could one tell what Lushan Mountain really looks like when one is in the midst of the mountain all along”. However, a closer look at its history shows the extraordinary relationship it has had with the progress of Chinese civilization. It is safe to say that Lushan is one of the birthplaces of Chinese civilization.(Photo source:chinadaily/Jia Yue)

Situated in the northern partof Jiangxiprovince, Mount Lushan is one of China’s most renowned mountains. Lushan National Park, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1996, is a prominent tourist attraction that lures millions of tourists each year.


Apart from its breathtaking natural scenery, Lushan is the birthplace of Chinese landscape poetry, plus, the famous Lushan Plenum represents its role in China’s political evolution. From another angle, Lushan used to be a summer resort for Western missionaries in China, which gave it a reputation for being a place for Western cultural intrusion into China.The heritage that makes up Mount Lushan is so diverse that it is regarded as the national heritage of cultural landscape.


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Jia Yue, 36, who got a bachelor's degree in engineering from Tsinghua University in 2000 and later a master's degree in filmstudies from BeijingFilm Academy in 2005, is now working with Tsinghua university's cultural heritage protection research institute. He is also a lecturer in the school of Photography of Beijing Film Academy.


From 2005 to 2012, Jia organized and completed the systematic visual recording works for dozens of cultural heritage sites, trying to introduce the concept of documentary photography into the cultural heritage protection system and to further explain the value of heritage through visual works.


The relationship between heritage, nature and human beings has been Jia’s focal point. The combination of photographic language and historical perspectives is regarded important, which unifies Jia’s dual roles as both a photographer and a heritage conservator. What Jia wants to achieve through his shooting is that the historical value carried by the cultural heritage can be felt and absorbed at the highest level.

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As an isolated mountain, Mount Lushan is bordered to the north by the Yangtze River and to the south by Poyang Lake. The two rivers also contribute to the unique regional climate that features cool summers and warm winters. The long crust evolvement here has created a comprehensive landscape of rivers, hills and lakes; meanwhile, the mysterious clouds and mist have also become prominent landscape features.(Photo source:chinadaily/Jia Yue)

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As the poem inscription on the Wall of Xilin Temple created by Su Shi reads, “The true face of Lushan is lost to my sight, for it is right in this mountain that I reside.”Built in 384 AD, Donglin Temple is the oldest temple at Mount Lushan and probably the most important as it helped usher in an era of Buddhism in China.(Photo source:chinadaily/Jia Yue)

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As the poem inscription on the Wall of Xilin Temple created by Su Shi reads, “The true face of Lushan is lost to my sight, for it is right in this mountain that I reside.”Built in 384 AD, Donglin Temple is the oldest temple at Mount Lushan and probably the most important as it helped usher in an era of Buddhism in China.(Photo source:chinadaily/Jia Yue)

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The Xiufeng waterfall flows toward Longtan where ancient stone inscriptions are ubiquitous, including masterpieces created from the hands of celebrated calligraphers.(Photo source:chinadaily/Jia Yue)

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The work of famous calligraphers can be seen at the White Deer Cave Academy, which ranks frist among other ancient academies in China. Zhu Xi revitalized the academy, making it an important cultural cradle that popularized the Confucian idealist philosophy during the Song and Ming Dynasties and continues to serve as a model of academy-based education to this day.(Photo source:chinadaily/Jia Yue)

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An overview of Kuling. The town of Kuling is regarded by Hu Shi, one of China's most renowned thinkers, as evidence of Western cultural intrusion into China. As a Western commissioner, Li Deli first developed a villa district in one of Mount Lushan's valleys in the late 19th century as the best architects and planners were invited to participate in this project. Today, its residents remain true to their original lifestyle, serving as living proof of its cultural heritage.(Photo source:chinadaily/Jia Yue)

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