chapter  3
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Fieldwork villages, procedures and the RCCs’ pilot program in Jiangxi province

Jiangxi province is one of the inland provinces located in south-eastern China. It is a leaf-shaped region, covering a total area of 166,900 sq km. It consists of a fertile area in the middle and lower reaches of the River Yangtze, at latitudes of between 24°29'14"and 30°04'40" and longitudes of between 113°34'36"and 118°28'58". Jiangxi borders Hunan in the west, Zhejiang and Fujian in the east, Hubei and Anhui in the north, and Guangdong in the south. It has a subtropical climate, with plentiful rainfall and distinct seasons. The average annual temperature of Jiangxi is around 16°C to 20°C and the average annual rainfall ranges between 1,341 mm and 1,940 mm. The name of Jiangxi province is has its roots in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907). It is also called ‘Gan’ for short, as the River Gan runs through it.