Site of First National Congress of Communist Party of China, Shanghai

Site of First National Congress of Communist Party of China, Shanghai

This small museum housed in a traditional Shanghainese Shikumen House is the birthplace of the Communist Party of China. It is the place where the first congress met in 1921 and chartered the course of what later became the People’s Republic of China.

The Building made of blue stone with arched gates is located in 76, Xingye Road that was part of the former French Concession. It became a memorial in 1952 and the museum was opened for public viewing in 1999. Exhibits at the museum are about the history of China, the history of Shanghai and the birth and evolution of the Communist Party of China.

The new memorial opened in 1999 is 12 meters high. It has two floors in front and three floors at the back. The ground floor has a well equipped lecture hall. The second floor contains the museum that covers a space of 450 square meters with photographs, objects and documents that showcase the rise of the Communist Party and its contribution to the nation. The memorial also has a wax statue hall with as realistic depiction of the 15 participants at the congress including a statue of Comrade Mao Zedong and two members of the international Communist Party.

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Sight Name: Site of First National Congress of Communist Party of China
Sight Location: Shanghai, China
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walking Tour I   Luwan District Walking Tour, Shanghai  

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