The ruling gentry clique represented especially the interests of the large tea producers and merchants in Szechwan and Kiangsi.
Their services have been requested by different official families of Kiukiang and Nan-chang, the capital of Kiangsi.
Most of the supplies from Fukien have to be sent into the interior and the adjacent province of Kiangsi vi Foochow.
The former, a Kiangsi man, was the product of mission schools and a year in an American Western college.
Of all these manufactories, the most famous appears to be that of King-te-chin, in the province of Kiangsi.
In 1518 Wang Yang-ming, the philosopher general, crushed a rising in Kiangsi.