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The Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China

site-of-first-china-national-congressThe house, situated in what was formerly in the old French Concession, was home to the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

site-of-first-china-national-congress01At 76 Xingye Road, a small street near Fuxing Park, stands a beautiful, restored, gray brick house with a stone-framed gate and glittering copper hoops on the black-lacquered front door where, in July 1921, the Chinese Communist Party was born.

This house has been a museum since 1952, attracting millions of visitors. Relics from the late 19th and early 20th centuries are shown, alongside texts and TV documentaries that detail the kinds of oppression that inspired the Communist movement in the first place, taking a clear approach to the obscure history of the Party’s rise to power.

Today, an exhibition room is set up as it might have been in those meetings; it has been restored to its modest 1921 condition. Two adjoining rooms serve as a museum for the illustrated history of the Communist Party of China and an account of the lives of the 13 delegates, in addition to some photos and a model of the boat.

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