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Drama Zhang Jian staged in Haimen

Updated: 2018-12-05

The drama, Zhang Jian, performed by artists from Nantong Art Theatre, was staged at Haimen Secondary Specialized School, Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province on Nov 27.

The drama was organized by the Nantong government and the Culture Department of Jiangsu Province during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period. The story is mainly about Zhang Jian’s efforts on China’s industrialization development.


A scene of the drama Zhang Jian. [Photo/Haimen.gov.cn]

The drama was staged four times in Haiman from Nov 27 to Dec 1, two at Haimen Secondary Specialized School and two at Haimen Middle School.

Zhang Jian (1853 - 1926), an influential entrepreneur in Nantong, founded the first normal school in modern China, Nantong Normal College, and established the first private museum of China, Nantong Museum. The ideal he advocated, "Taken enterprise as the father, education as the mother", has had a deep impact on Chinese history. He founded over 20 companies and over 370 schools, making a large contributions to the industrialization and education of modern China.