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Wu

The Chinese number "five" as in "wucai" = "five colors". Also one of the states of the Three Kingdoms (220-280), during Six Dynasties (220-598). Renowned for beautiful woven textiles, the Wu State was a central area for trade in the south. Held the lands along the Yangzi River, capital: Jianye (present-day Nanjing, Jiangxi province). Gained historical importance as a center of the celadon industry, laying the foundations for the famous yuezhou, wuzhou, and hongzhou wares of the Tang dynasty.

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