Mount Lushan has an important place in Chinese history and culture
Mount Lushan, located by the Poyang Lake, 36 kilometers south of Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, covers an area of 350 square kilometers. The Hanyang Peak, the highest, rises 1,474 meters above sea level. At Lushan, towering peaks and dangerously steep cliffs on all sides surround a relatively gentle center. The landscape here is spectacular with some 100 peaks being veiled in mist for some 191 days annually on average. It is particular cool in summer and is therefore a world-renowned summer resort.
Mount Lushan has an important place in Chinese history and culture. It is an outstanding representative of Chinese landscape culture, as well as a remarkable model of Chinese academy-based education, and a focal point for the integration of Chinese and Western cultures, once acting as the cultural center of southern China. The significant cultural developments and political events occurring over the course of Lushan’s history have influenced the course of Chinese history.
Thirteen forest artists from all over the world came to Lushan in 2010 for 4 weeks and left 13 pieces of internationally famous forest art on the Poetic Forest Art Trail placed in sequence along Lushan's Yellow Dragon Trail. The residential artist activity continued again in 2011 when ten artists from Germany, America, Japan，Korea etc. came to Lushan and created multiple new 2011 art over 2 months. In 2012 a limited number of internships will be offered to Lushan Institute students to work with the artists on their latest pieces.