Nanchang Culture

Due to its history and location, Nanchang enjoys a variety of cultures. 

Traditional Villages in Nanchang

  • Lijia Village in Jinxian County Yanjia Village in Jinxian County
  • Chengjia Village in Jinxian County Jiuxia Village in Jinxian County
  • Zhoufang Village in Jinxian County
  • Zengwang Village in JInxian County
  • Luotian Village in Anyi County
  • Wangshan Village in Xinjiang District


Tea-picking Opera (采茶戏) is one of the traditional operas of China. It comes into being from the middle of Qing Dynasty to the end of Qing Dynasty. It originates from tea-growers’ life. More significantly, it has a lot of varieties.


The religious culture of Nanchang is very profound. There are different religions developing and flourishing in Nanchang, including Taoism, Buddhism, Islamism, Catholicism and Christianity.

Buddhism: It was first introduced to Nanchang in Han dynasty and has a history of more than 1, 700 years. There are many temples in Nanchang, and there are three Buddhist treasures in Nanchang, namely iron figure of the Buddha, borne bell and brass figure of the Buddha.

Taoism: Nanchang is one of the important birthplaces of Taoism in China. It is said that Mrt. Hongya started introducing Taoism in Nanchang. Nowadays, Wanshou Palace (万寿宫) in Nanchang is a very famous place where Taoists gathered every year.

Islamism: It was introduced into Nanchang at the end of Ming dynasty. There is only one mosque in Nanchang.

Catholicism: It was introduced into Nanchang in 1595 by Matteo Ricci, and at that time Nanchang became one of the biggest parishes.

Christianity: It was introduced into Nanchang for only more than 100 years. In 1884, American missionaries built the first Christian church in Nanchang. It was named the Gospel Church, and later its name was changed to Qingzhong Church.