The Former Residence of Chen Yun and Qingpu Revolutionary History Memorial Hall
Former Residence of Chen Yun and Qingpu Revolutionary History Memorial is a special biographical memorial that was approved by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and that brings forth outstanding achievement ever since his birth. The memorial was formally opened on Jun. 6, 2000 on the 95th birthday of Comrade Chen Yun and Comrade Jiang Zheming wrote the name of the memorial personally. In Jun., 2002, the memorial was named by the Ministry of Propaganda of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China as “National Patriotism Education Demonstration Base”.
Former Residence of Chen Yun and Qingpu Revolutionary History Memorial is located Liantang Town, Qingpu District. The main house in the memorial is 14m high and is in three stories. The whole architectural style materializes the style and features of the folk house to the south of the Changjiang River and the architecture is simple and grand. The exhibition halls include the prologue hall, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th hall and the former residence of Comrade Chen Yun and they fully exhibit the glary life of Comrade Chen Yun and the glary course of the socialistic revolution and construction of the people in Qingpu led by the Communist Party of China.
In the prologue hall, a 3.6m high white marble statue of Comrade Chen Yun stands tall and upright. The statue lively portrays the glary image of Comrade Chen Yun as the inaugurator and founder of the economic construction of the republic. The 1st exhibition hall exhibits the revolutionary contribution of Comrade Chen Yun at different stages. The 2nd exhibition hall emphasizes the exhibition of the inauguration and contribution of Comrade Chen Yun in the aspect of socialistic construction. The 3rd exhibition hall mainly exhibits the rare historical materials that Comrade Chen Yun took part in the inauguration of the great socialistic career with Chinese characteristics. The 4th exhibition hall mainly exhibits the important parts of the glary life of Comrade Chen Yuan with multimedia technology and let the visitors know the inaugurator and founder of the socialist economic construction in China systematically and fully. The 5th exhibition hall fully exhibits the glary course of the socialistic revolution of the people in Qingpu District, Shanghai Municipaltiy led by the Communist Party of China. The former residence of Chen Yuan adjoins Xiatang Street beside Shihe River and it is an old style folk house with half timber construction to the south of the Changjiang River. The part of the former residence facing the street was once a shop front and it was used as a dressmaker’s shop and a porterhouse successively. Now, the furnishings in the former residence basically keep the original appearance in those years.
In 2005, Former Residence of Chen Yun and Qingpu Revolutionary History Memorial was listed into the classic red tourism signt spots and it is an important part of the classic red tourism line from Shanghao to Pingyang via Jiaxing.