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Lushan Conference Site

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Changchong Riverside, Guling East Valley , Lushan District, Jiujiang 332900 China
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LG_Kay wrote a review Apr 2019
Singapore, Singapore7,499 contributions1,368 helpful votes
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Since I was already at Lushan Museum, I decided to visit here as it is just 2 stops using the sightseeing bus. At the main entrance is an imposing golden statue of Mao Zedong. There are a few rooms, mainly photos and articles of the party’s history. Unfortunately, the explanations are only in Chinese. There is a room screening a documentary of Mao. At the second level, there is a big portrait of Mao right in the middle of the conference room. I was impressed they preserved the layout of the seats of those party leaders who attended the conference. Outside is another building exhibiting the anti-Japanese movement.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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SOH KIEN PENG wrote a review Sep 2018
Singapore, Singapore6,286 contributions3,386 helpful votes
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I stayed at a homestay near this historic Conference site. Mao's impressive golden statue greeted visitors at the main entrance. Further in was a shop that sold little statues of Mao with figurines and souvenirs engraved with Mao's pictures and calligraphy.. Up at the second level, Mao's big portrait hang right in the middle of the conference room which had been preserved to show the layout of the seats of those party leaders who attended the `retreat'. The soul and spirit of Mao still roamed this old conference site and effort has been made to glorify him and the Communist Party of China. However, to me, this site only conjures up unpleasant images of the atrocities committed by this `Great Helmsman'. I see in this brilliant `Proletarian revolutionary leader' his intolerance towards party leaders' criticisms that attacked his campaigns and policies. In 1959, Mao's Defense Minister, Peng Te Huai, wrote him a letter, lamented on the unproductive agrarian reforms of the communes during the Great Leap Forward. Infuriated, Mao counter-attacked Peng during the conference and labeled him a traitor and a `bourgeois counter-revolutionary'. Peng was subsequently sacked from the party and his ministerial post and replaced with Lin Piao. In 1970, Mao again waged his war at Lin Piao who was seen a threat building a cult of himself during the Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Lin Piao was labeled a counter revolutionary traitor who harbor a conspiracy with the Soviet to undermine Mao's rule. Lin Piao died mysteriously in an air crash. Mao's conference at Lushan always talked about the `struggle between two lines' in the communist party. He is always removing the ultra rightist and the ultra leftist in his party. He is always the perfect God and his political ideology dominates the party and control the entire China. China's economy went into serious stagnation and chaos during the Great Leap Forward and the Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Millions people died due to famine and starvation. But at the Conference site nothing was mentioned about the tyranny of this `Great Emperor of the Chinese people'. While we cannot deny Mao is a great revolution, he was not an economic architect or engineer who can bring peace and prosperity to the common masses. At this conference site, he demonstrated his superbly sly leadership in stamping down his feet and destroying his critics whom he labeled them as `counter-revolutionaries'.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Pat D wrote a review Jun 2017
Dalian, China158 contributions36 helpful votes
Historically important to the Chinese, not really very interesting for the Westerner. Very little explanation in English
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Date of experience: November 2016
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Asiasurfer wrote a review Aug 2016
Xiamen29 contributions5 helpful votes
historically significant for the Chinese. This place ad also know as Xiadu, the Summer home of Jiang Jieshi (aka Chiang Kai-shek) and thge place where US General Marshall tried to broker a deal between the Nationalists and Communists after WWII to avoid a civil war. Of course the deal didn't stick. But it was interesting to the meeting hall and various buildings used by both governments until just recently. Built in the cut rock style of the British, as the area was founded and built by British missionaries.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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