The Yangzhou jade carving technique has a history of more than 5,300 years and enjoys great popularity in the Han, Tang and Qing dynasties. The "King Yu Tamed the Flood" jade sculpture, which currently sits at the Palace Museum in Beijing, is a classic of Chinese jade ware.
Yangzhou's jade articles integrate high, hollow, three-dimensional relief and other carving skills and are simple, smooth, refined, delicate and beautiful. They are famous for their unique artistic charm.
Yangzhou jade sculpture was included in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List in June, 2006.