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Memorial Hall for Delegation of Communist Party of China in Meiyuan Xincun

Updated: 2008-01-18 18:00:39

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The Memorial Hall for Delegation of Communist Party of China in Meiyuan Xincun, a memorial museum of the Chinese revolution prepared in 1954 and opened restrictedly in 1960, is located at Nanjing of Jiangsu Province. During the period of the Cultural Revolution, the memorial hall was closed and then opened to the public again in November 1977. The Building 17, Building 30 and Building 35 at the Meiyuan Xincun were the organ seats of the CPC Delegation for carrying out peace talks with the KMT regime during May 1946 to March 1947; Building 30 and Building 35 were the residents of Zhou Enlai, Dong Biwu, Li Weihan, Liao Chengzhi and Deng Yingchao, leading members of the Delegation, and Qian Ying, Head of the Organization Department of Nanjing Bureau; and Building 17 was the working body of the Delegation.

The memorial hall has a collection of 1,170 items of historical relics, of which 100 are Class One relics, including an article written by Mao ZedongTo Reform Our Studywith Zhou Enlai's own signature on the cover, which was always carried around for reading by Zhou Enlai, Dong Biwu, Liao Chengzhi, Deng Yingchao from May 1942. In addition, there is also a bronze ink box for Chinese calligraphy presented to Dong Biwu by Ye Jianying, Li Kenong and Xu Bing when they were working at the Military Reconciliation Department in Beiping (today's Beijing) in 1946. On the top of the bronze ink box theLantingji Xu(Preface to Poems Composed at Lanting Gathering) is engraved as well as the names of the sender and the name of the recipient.

The memorial hall stands mainly at the original location and keeps the original appearance. On display are 163 photos and 90 items of historical relics and documents related to the peace talks held in Nanjing between the CPC and the KMT. The memorial hall has collected and published successivelythe Collection of CPC Delegation's Documents in Talks,the Chronology of CPC Delegation in Talksand the photo album ofthe CPC Delegation in Nanjing.

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