Guangzhou Fashion Scene
Guangzhou girls can be very, very funky and fashionable dressers, often times appropriating the latest in Hong Kong fashions to a distinctively mainland sensibility and cost structure... Part of their uniqueness stems from the multitude of Chinese independent clothing designers that live and work in Guangdong Province... On my last trip, fishnets were all the rage in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, such as are being worn by the girl in the photo shown here...
Cantonese cuisine is one of...
Cantonese cuisine is one of the four main cuisine in China. It has absorbed the strong points of other cuisine, diverse and delicate in material. The choice materials cover a wide range and the seasonings are varied and well coordinated. The dishes are prepared carefully and exquisitely. Quick-fried or stewed, they turn out to be fresh, crisp, tender, slippery and not salty with all flavors and tastes.
Peasant Movement Institute
The Peasant Movement Institute occupies the former Confucian Temple that was originally built in 1370 but none of the temples statues or other relics remain. The Institute organised six training classes during the First Co-operation between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China, with the sixth class taking place here led, by Mao Zedong who worked here as director from May to September 1926. Xiao Chunu, Zhou Enlai and Peng Pai were among the 20-odd staff members. It was here that the 327 trainees studied theories and methods of the peasant movement, received strict military training and took part in important social activities. After graduation, they were assigned work throughout China to lead the peasants in their anti-imperialist and anti-feudal struggles. In 1953, people began to regard this site as the "Mao Zedong Peasant Movement Institute" and it was later proclaimed as a historic place by the state. On show are the classrooms, dormitories and offices which have been arranged in their original arrangement.
Open: 9am-4.30pm. Admission: RMB5.