Peasant Movement Institute, Guangzhou

3 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews

42 Zhongshan Silu. 8333 3936

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Peasant Movement Institute
    by Willettsworld
  • Peasant Movement Institute
    by Willettsworld
  • Peasant Movement Institute
    by Willettsworld
  • Willettsworld's Profile Photo

    Peasant Movement Institute

    by Willettsworld Written Oct 13, 2008
    4 more images

    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.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo

    Peasant Movement Institute Departments.

    by Guantanamera Written Sep 11, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Mao's bed

    The Peasant Movement Institute was subdivided into various departments, such as the main lecture hall, students' dormitories, cafeteria building and leadership quarters. There was also a sentry post... The image here is taken from Mao Zedong's re-created personal quarters and shows Mao's simple bed...

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo

    Peasant Movement Institute Founders.

    by Guantanamera Written Sep 11, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Portrait of Mao Zedong

    Mao Zedong, China's famous revolutionary leader, was basically the director of the Peasant Movement Institute around the years 1925-26, after it was originally established and spearheaded by Peng Pai, who like Mao, also believed that any communist revolution that would be successful in China had to have the peasants as its base foundation... Zhou Enlai was also a lecturer at the Institute...

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo

    Peasant Movement Institute.

    by Guantanamera Written Sep 11, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Peasant Movement Institute, known as "Nongmin Yundong Jiangxisuo" in Chinese, was an obscure Confucian temple up until the time of the 1920's when it was converted into a communist training institute by Mao Zedong and other early luminaries of the Chinese Communist Party... The building seen in the photo here was the main lecture hall...

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Guangzhou

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

97 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Peasant Movement Institute
3.5 out of 5 stars
0.3 miles away
Show Prices
2.5 out of 5 stars
0.3 miles away
Show Prices

View all Guangzhou hotels