Peasant Movement Training Institute

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Peasant Movement Training Institute

Peasant Movement Training Institute
3.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
Significance of the Guangzhou Peasant Movement
Apr 2019 • Solo
Not a lot to see, but still very educational. I learned how a small group of dedicated men trained others and then had them go out expand the peasant movement. Chairman and Comrade Mao Zedong was the key individual of the Maoist movement. Much of the material displayed is in Chinese only.
Written May 29, 2019
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
not so big but some info interesting
Aug 2018 • Friends
not so big but some info interesting esp for some publishing that is raw & meaningful at current point of view. ok for visit
Written November 29, 2018
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
Now Not Just for Party Members
Jul 2018 • Couples
It was nearing 1:30 when we headed off to the bus stop near to our apartment to get the #795 bus to FeiXiang Park. There was no hurry as the institute closes from 12:00 to 2:00 for lunch and we’d soon be there thanks to GuangZhou’s super metro. At FeiXiang park we took Line 2 south to GongYuanXian where we changed onto Line 1 and then it was just one stop to NongJiangSuo or Peasant Movement Institute. We took exit C which is only a few metres from the main door of the institute.

A minute’s walk and we were through the door and having our bags scanned. No entrance fee but I suggest carrying your passport, just in case identity is requested. With that we were let loose to wander the old temple that was commandeered to train leaders in the mid 1920’s. Republican and communists were trained side-by-side which is glossed over in the history of their conflict 10 years later.

As ever look up. There’s lots of frescos and carvings worth looking at. The buildings are well preserved but they’ve been transformed from a temple into dormitories, offices, a refectory and classrooms. The dormitories and office are spartanly furnished as in period but the classrooms and refectory are now given over to the history of the institute (not much) and its alumina (a lot) and successors.

There are a few signs in English giving brief details of the building and rooms. However the plethora of photographs of historical figures and their deeds are definitely for Chinese reading party members and they visit here in their droves. They are move round in their group and listen to the guide. The visitors, especially the younger ones, conspicuously wear their little red shiny party badge. This is an important day out and having your group’s photo taken is de rigueur. There’s a nice Chinese flag set-up for the purpose but every group seemed to bring their own.

Really, to get the best of this visit you need a guide. Asking at the main gate may produce an English speaking one for a suitable donation to the party. I didn’t need one as SWMBO had been many times even before, as she quickly pointed remarked, it was open to non-party members and even foreigners. She knew who was who, and what they had done.

I was surveyed by a couple of very polite students from JiNan University majoring in public administration who were keen to hear my views on the institute. I said it was great place and a wonderful monument but a few more English translations about the leaders and their deeds would be most appreciated.

A couple of hours and I’d seen everything. Toilets are at the rear of the temple and there’s no refreshments. Surprisingly, no gift or memento shop either.

Rather than take the metro back we clambered on to #76A bus from the stop by the metro entrance and arrived back at our apartment even quicker than we came. The more we travel in GZ, the more we realize just how good and comprehensive the bus service is.
Written July 17, 2018
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ReviewChimp
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK433 contributions
A rather sparse museum with scant information and detail - you're best off with a history book
Nov 2017 • Couples
We were in the area shopping, and, as the Peasant Movement Training Institute was within walking distance, and has an important place in Chinese history, it seemed like a 'must visit'.

Unfortunately, this wasn't the case.

There wasn't a lot of information to be gained. Yes, we saw classrooms, dorm rooms, some statues, a little bit of history displayed on the walls, some relics, but there was scant detail. Granted, space is finite, it's free to enter, but I didn't think they had made the best use of it.

The most interesting things there were the visitors. We chanced upon what appeared to be a young persons Communist Party of China group, complete with flags, who proudly recited pro-CPC slogans. A short while later, a large group of senior police officers appeared, who were given a tour of the place, along with a talk as they went along.

I think this was what was missing, a tour guide, someone to give you historical facts and figures. Sadly, the place doesn't provide one, so you can't help but feel you're not getting the full experience of the place.

That said, it was a nice place to sit and people watch.
Written December 11, 2017
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SrinivasanBrussels
Brussels30 contributions
The "Nong Jian Suo Museum": illustration of the Peasant Mouvement Institute
Oct 2017 • Solo
This is a national key cultural relic production as it describes the Sixth Peasant Movement Institute sponsored by Mao Zedong in 1926 in order to study the Chinese peasant problems as well as to train the cadres of this movement with the aim of the upheaval of the Chinese Revolution. Before the buildings were used by the Canton Panyu Confucian School founded in 1370. During the Ming and Qing's periods it develops the Confucianism talents offering sacrifices to Confucius (Kong Fu Zi). This exhibition emphasizes the partplaying by Victor Hugo: letters to Captain Butler: "The two summits of At, this supreme pleasure, is to be found in Europe and China only"
Written November 15, 2017
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,540 contributions
Interesting place if you are interested in Chairman Mao
Oct 2016 • Solo
I worked in Guangzhou for four weeks in October and November 2016. The Peasant Movement Training Institute can be easily reached by subway. I think this an interesting place if you are interested in Chairman Mao's life and it can be covered in under an hour. There is no entrance fee.
Written December 20, 2016
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travelling890
St. Andrews, UK21 contributions
Rather spartan maoist temple
The building itself is interesting however the displays inside are few and feeling like they could be detailed further to give the whole story of what was an interesting and important place. Visit if you have time and are passing by. The building is next to the metro and is free entry
Written December 12, 2014
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bfredline
Guangzhou, China2 contributions
Another Maoist monument
PMT was a government employment test-prep school that was around for quite some time beforethe rise of Mao. There are a number of interesting artifacts to see. However, as would be expcted, the bulk of the displays are about paying homage to the time that Mao spent there, writing and neglecting his fmaily.
Written February 2, 2012
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