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Nanchang August 1st Memorial Hall

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Nanchang August 1st Memorial Hall
南昌八一起义纪念馆

Address: 380 Zhongshan Road, Nanchang, Jiangxi province
Websites: en.81-china.com/ (En)
www.81-china.com/(Cn)
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (no entry after 16:00)
Closed Mondays
Tel: (+86 791)86613806
General admission: Free

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The Nanchang August 1st Memorial Hall, located in the capital city of Jiangxi province, is a Chinese revolutionary memorial founded in 1956 and opened to the public in 1959. Installed in the former site of the chief command post of the August 1st Uprising, it was established in memory of the Nanchang Uprising led by the Chinese Communist Party on August 1, 1927.

The memorial hall houses 1,295 cultural relics and 1,416 reproductions, governing five historical heritage sites related to the uprising, including the chief command post, the command post of the 20th Army led by He Long (1896-1969), the command post of the 11th Army led by Ye Ting (1896-1946), the training school for military officers established by Zhu De, and Zhu De's former residence.

On the second and third floors of the former site of the chief command post of the August 1st Nanchang Uprising, the permanent display is composed of three sections: Gestation of the August 1 Uprising, Breakout of August 1 Uprising, and Southward Expansion of the Uprising and Joining of the Army at Jinggangshan Revolutionary Base.

The display at the former site of the command post of the 20th Army features He Long's life story; the display at the command post of the 11th Army reviews the transformation of an independent regiment under the 4th Army into the 11th Army participating in the Nanchang Uprising; the display at the former site of the training school for military officers features the founding and development of the school and the life of Zhu De; and the exhibition in the former residence of Zhu De introduces his contributions and achievements in the Nanchang Uprising.

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