Rugao home to only Red-Army themed museum in Jiangsu
A sculpture of soldiers at the Memorial Hall of the 14th Army of the Chinese Workers' and Peasants Red Army in Rugao, Nantong. [Photo/ntfabu.com]
The Memorial Hall of the 14th Army of the Chinese Workers' and Peasants Red Army in Rugao, Nantong was recently given approval by the Jiangsu provincial cultural heritage administration to operate as a museum, making it the only museum themed on the Red Army in the province.
The museum, which opened in March 2011, is located at No 148 East Fushou Road in Rucheng subdistrict and covers an area of 19.74 hectares.
It consists of the memorial hall, an education hall that shares about the history of the Red Army, and an experience and training center.
The main building was designed by Professor Qi Kang, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, while the museum's name was given by Zhang Aiping, leader of the 14th Army of the Chinese Workers' and Peasants Red Army, before his death.
The 6,350-square-meter memorial hall contains more than 1,300 pictures and over 800 documents and relics about the army.
Founded in early 1930, the 14th Army of the Chinese Workers' and Peasants Red Army was the only army directly under the central committee's governance in Jiangsu province. It embarked on nearly 100 campaigns across eight counties in the central area of Jiangsu.