Zhangyuan hosts exhibit highlighting Tianjin’s history


Updated: 2021-01-22


Zhangyuan, the earliest public office of Tianjin's Party and military committee, launched an exhibition on Jan 15 to showcase the significant events from 1949 to 1956 that laid the foundation for modern Tianjin.

The exhibition includes 200 pictures and more than 100 cultural relics highlighting six major parts of Tianjin's liberation campaign, including freeing the city from the Kuomintang, consolidating the people's power, Party construction and completing the socialist transformation.

The exhibit is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and commemorates the 72nd anniversary of Tianjin's liberation.

Tianjin was liberated at 3:00 pm on January 15, 1949, and the Tianjin Military Control Commission of the PLA was established on the same day. It took over the city's military control, and the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee moved its office to Zhangyuan.

Located at No 59, Anshan Street, Heping district and covering an area of about 2,700 square meters, Zhangyuan was built with a classic Italian Renaissance style featuring high towers with arch doors and windows.

The building's sloped red-tile roof and bare brick walls give the building's facade great artistic value.

The structure even played host to Sun Yat-sen and Aisin-Gioro Puyi, China's last emperor. It is a cultural relic protection site of Tianjin, and it is under special protection for its historical significance.

"This exhibition shows the memorabilia of Tianjin from the early years of the country. We hope that the exhibition of revolutionary sites and historical stories can remind people of the hardships and efforts the country endured during its founding years," said Li Jun, head of the museum. "By doing so, everyone can remain true to our original aspiration and keep our mission firmly in mind, the realization of the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation."

Under the leadership of the CPC, Tianjin has launched a series of far-reaching social movements to eliminate social problems, restore the economy and social order, establish a system in which the people are the masters, and address poverty and social weaknesses.

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