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Anyuan Railway Workers and Miners' Strike Memorial
安源路矿工人运动纪念馆

Address: Anyuan county, Pingxiang, Jiangxi province
Website: www.aymuseum.com/ (Cn)
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (summer)
9:00 - 16:30 (winter)
Closed Mondays
Tel: (+86 799) 6353658
General admission: Free

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The memorial is a museum in memory of the general strike co-conducted by workers of the Zhuzhou-Pingxiang Railway and miners of the Pingxiang County Coal Mine in September 1922. The strike was led by the newly founded Chinese Communist Party, with Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969) and Li Lisan (1899-1967) as organizers, and succeeded in gaining most of the rights claimed by workers, including the right of the Workers' Club (established in May 1922) to vote, improvement in workers' welfare, and a wage increase.

To commemorate the victory and celebrate the united strength of China's working class, a memorial was founded in 1956 on the site of the Anyuan Railway and Mine Workers’ Club, with limited scale. It was not until 1969 that the memorial was expanded by construction of a new exhibition hall. Today's memorial occupies a land area of 13.3 hectares with a total space of 3,245 square meters, 2,400 square meters of which are reserved for exhibition and display.

Permanent exhibitions review the industrial development of Anyuan as one of China's key mining cities at the turn of the 20th century, and the course of the local worker's movement and struggle for upward mobility and rights. The exhibition also features the mass strike of 1922 and the origins of the Autumn Harvest Uprising (qiushou qiyi) of 1927 in Anyuan.

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2018

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