Land of Peach Blossoms / Land of Idyllic Beauty
In his essay “The Peach Blossom Spring,” Tao Yuanming (365?-427) of the Jin Dynasty describes an idyllic place of natural beauty, cut off from the outside world and far from the ravages of war, free from political oppression, where people live in equality, freedom, harmony, peace, and happiness. Later, the expression came to mean an imagined ideal society or place; also a refuge, away from material temptations where one could live in seclusion and tranquility.
Before the eyes, the land lies wide and flat, dotted with neatly-built houses. There are fertile fields, picturesque ponds, and clumps of bamboo and mulberry trees. The paths in the fields branch in all directions, chickens cluck and dogs bark. People work in the fields, dressed in exactly the same manner as people outside. White-haired elders and tufted children alike seem happy and content.(Tao Yuanming: The Peach Blossom Spring)