Cultural Inheritance by Ceramic Craftsman Documentary in Jingdezhen


Cultural inheritance by Ceramic Craftsman Documentary in Jingdezhen

ASDAN Global Volunteering Program

Three Authoritative Certificates | ASDAN academic workshops

Schedule Dates Grade Location
R1 Jul.16 - Jul.21, 2024 Senior High Jingdezhen
Service Hours
Service Hours

ASDAN Global Volunteer Program(Research+Volunteer)

Combine volunteer and research, ASDAN Volunteer Program equips volunteers with research knowledge and method,encourages volunteers to complete research reports on diverse social issues, which contributes to applying for university and making an real influence


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Cultural inheritance by Ceramic Craftsman Documentary in Jingdezhen Project Introduction

How did a piece of porcelain affect the world? Why does a small city attract countless young people? What is the meanig of the spirit of craftsmanship?

Jingdezhen, a small city in the mountains of east China's Jiangxi Province, is often called the "porcelain capital" for its important role in the domestic and international ceramic industry, Jingdezhen has been dedicated to the craft for over 1,800 years and Jingdezhen porcelain is the most famous type of Chinese porcelain. Here generations of ceramic artisans have enacted a profound interpretation of the spirit of craftsmanship: diligence, perfection, innovation.

Today, many young artists and entrepreneurs left big cities and follow their dreams in Jingdezhen. in pursuit of their dreams. They are constantly injecting new blood and inspiration into the creation of Jingdezhen porcelain. Volunteers will talk to aritists and inheritors, and record the documentaris how old and young craft workers being innovate, while at the same time preserving traditions.

Program Significance

Real Needs
With over 2000 years of pottery smelting history, over 1000 years of official kiln history, and over 600 years of imperial kiln history, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, has both the cultural heritage skills and the ability to understand China's dialogue with the world.
Program Highlights
Guest Ceramic Culture Artist
Immersive humanities survey and interviews
Participation in an art market and road show
Documentary Production Class
Those who use the power of media to spread ceramic culture
① Significance to the project site: Produce a cultural documentary, interview emerging designers and old craftsmen, participate in the market with the cultural workers of the project site, and promote ceramic culture.
② Personal significance for volunteers: learn the planning, filming and editing skills of the documentary, understand the dilemma of conservation and inheritance through the rich ceramic culture workshop, and spread the spirit of ceramic craftsmen.

Program Itinerary

Why Us


  • Official member of International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
  • The ASDAN Volunteering Certfication is accredited by UCAS
  • Certification for 40-50 hours of volunteer service issued by ASDAN China,Volunteering Certification issued by official partner organization

In line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , ASDAN "Volunteer + Research" Program meets the needs of colleges and the society for current and future talents, and cultivates the ability of discovering problems, actively acquiring and applying knowledge, and solving real problems.

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"Volunteering + Research", exclusively designed by ASDAN China, is an academic growth model that combines research-oriented learning and voluntary service. We refer to the authoritative theory of education, admission requirements of universities, 10 years of project experience, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to design our programs. ASDAN "Volunteering + Research" Programs cover four categories: Teach for Rural Areas, Community Support, Wildlife & Environment Conservation, and Cultural Heritage Conservation. Volunteers will experience rich and unique service scenarios and learn from different topics of research workshops concerning real social problems. We aim to guide volunteers to discover problems, propose solutions and report to the public, improve volunteers' research learning ability, meet the requirements of volunteers' personal growth and further education, and enhance their sense of social responsibility.

When it comes to voluntary services, admission officers of universities think highly of sincerely caring about society and comprehensive qualities and skills, such as proposers of innovative solutions, leaders of public welfare projects, and the continuity and depth of voluntary services. 62.1% of colleges would like to see applicants show a record report reflecting the whole process of volunteering. The world's top universities emphasize community commitment with problem-solving ability. Every high school student needs volunteering service experience that combines public welfare emotion and social problem-solving ability.


Value for University Application

  • Three authoritative certificates
  • Volunteer portfolio
  • Six transferable skills: research-based learning, self-directed learning, teamwork, problem solving, communication and presentation, use of IT resources
  • Research outputs can be further used in EPQ research learning certification to obtain university application UCAS bonus points and more opportunity of world-renowned universities' admissions
  • Visual academic outputs that is bene cial to the local communities
  • An uniqe volunteering portfolio that shows your growth



  • Professional tutor team: cooperate with frontline NGOs/social enterprises and experienced tutors
  • Participation: expose to real social issues and immerse in real volunteering scenes, and enhance the sense of experiencing
  • Realize self-worth: take actions and become an innovator and leader
  • Participate in volunteering service to contribute to the local communities
  • Long-term sustainable influence: take part in SDGs program continuously, and make a long-term sustainable impact!


Academic Outputs


research report: visible outcomes beneficial to real social issues


academic portfolio:an unique academic report records your volunteering services


real volunteering story:volunteering stories highlight your PS

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Qualification and Authoritative Certificates

Official member of International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)

Official member of the Volunteer Groups Alliance (VGA)

ASDAN UK Volunteering Short Course

which is accredited by UCAS

Volunteering Certification

issued by partner organization

Certification for 40-50 hours of volunteer service issued by ASDAN China

Sustainable Influence

Inspire more people with our stories

Sustainable Influence Platform:The ASDAN Volunteer QuarterlyThe ASDAN Volunteer Academic Journal、ASDAN Official WeChat Accounts and other multimedia platforms

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  • • Real stories:inspire more people
  • • Challenging volunteering services:skills learning and methodology
  • • Fruitful experience:various outcomes
  • • Sustainable Influence:participate continuously

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