Peasant Movement Training Institute
The Peasant Movement Training Institute was set
up in a 14th century Confucian temple and now the site on Zhongshan
Lu commemorates Guangzhou’s revolutionary past.
In 1924 the founders of the Chinese Communist Party
set up the institute to train young idealists from all over China
who then went out to educate the masses in rural China. Some of
the famous figures in the Party lectured here, including Mao Zedong
and Zhou Enlai.
The institute was closed in 1926 as the relationship
between the Nationalists and Communists disintegrated. Many former
students were killed during the failed 1927 uprising and are remembered
in the Martyrs Memorial Garden
The Peasant Movement Training Institute was opened
as a commemorative site in the 50s and the lecture rooms and dormitories
of the young revolutionaries have been recreated.