Reconnaissance China Fireworks Triangle

- Dec 20, 2018-

Between 113.30~114.26 east longitude and 27.36~28.09 north latitude, there are 4 small cities in China, which are affiliated to 4 prefecture-level cities in the two central provinces, namely Liuyang City in Changsha, Hunan and Liling City in Zhuzhou. From Shangli County in Pingxiang County of Jiangxi Province and Wanzai County in Yichun City, the last three cities are basically on a diagonal line extending from southwest to northeast. They form a right triangle with Liuyang City at the northern end.


This triangle is the most densely populated area in the world.

According to the statistics disclosed in the "First Cross-Strait Fireworks and Firecrackers Industry Development High-Level Forum" in November 2009, the national fireworks and firecracker industry output value has exceeded 20 billion yuan in 2008, and exports reached 520 million US dollars. This value is 95% of the world fireworks market. %, and in this 95%, China Fireworks Triangle has a share of more than 80%. Every year from December to February (which is during Christmas and Spring Festival) is the peak season for the fireworks industry. It is estimated by industry insiders that about 80% of fireworks and firecrackers will be sold within the three months of the year. And consumption.

It should be appropriate to explore this triangle in such a time.

In the triangle of fireworks, "Li Tian" is a well-known name for women and children, especially in Liuyang, Liling and Shangli. The people there believe that the Tang Dynasty people who invented the firecrackers more than 1300 years ago called Li Tian "Firecracker Master". He statues, builds a temple, sacrifices him on the day of his birthday, and, like many places in China that confuse historical records with folklore, every city is stubbornly quoting the classics to prove that he is the hometown of Li Tian.

In Liuyang, Liling, Shangli and Wanzai, the upper chest is in the middle, thus radiating west to Liling, north to Liuyang, east to Wanzhan, the famous Luoxiao Mountain Range stands in the west and south of this region, and the rest are like octopus. The tentacles, deep into the abdomen of this triangle, constitute a typical hilly landform of the south of the Yangtze River - these geographical elements not only fit the existence of the historical origin of Li tian, but also the extension of fireworks technology, providing a rich production factor.

This supply is a must.

Like clay. It is hard to believe that there is a process of “drilling mud” in both firecrackers and fireworks. The amount of gunpowder added is actually very limited. There are both economic cost considerations and more secure design requirements. Of the gorgeous fireworks, 80% of the weight comes from the red soil of the Jiangnan hills.

There is also a large demand for paper.

According to folk legends, the firecracker Li tian soon realized that it was uneconomical to put gunpowder into the bamboo tube. Before he died, he succeeded in finding a substitute for the bamboo tube: the paper tube. This invention is so important that the cost of paper accounts for 47% of the cost of manufacturing the entire fireworks. The thatched grass and mangosteen in the foothills of the south of the Yangtze River provide abundant raw materials for the paper industry.

Of course, the most important factor of production is the extensive workforce.

It is necessary to emphasize that the attachment and dependence of traditional industries on labor-intensive production, in addition to China's huge population denominator, is more importantly the production method of family workshops, which mobilizes members of all ages in the family. Get into the processes that you can do.