In the morning of August 1st and as the 90th anniversary of the army day came, the Lishui Revolution Relic Exhibition-- Calligraphy Exhibition of Hundreds of Generals themed ‘Red History·Strong Military Dream·Old Area Attachment ’ was held in the Municipal Museum. It was co-sponsored by the propaganda office of municipal Party committee, municipal bureau of culture, advertising & publishing, municipal archive bureau, and political department of Lishui military subarea. It aimed to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, and the 80th anniversary of the anti-Japan war nation-wide. Ge Xuebin, member of municipal standing Party committee and head of the propaganda office, delivered a speech and declared the exhibition open; Lu Cailiu, deputy mayor of municipal government hosted the opening ceremony; and Zhang Baozhang, senior colonel and commander of Lishui military subarea, also delivered a speech. Over 200 people attended the opening ceremony, including Shi Xiaogang, head of the Promotion Institute of Chinese Long-March Culture, Yue Qiushan, executive head of the Promotion Institute of Chinese Yue Fei Culture, Liao Baoyun, deputy secretary general of municipal Party committee and secretary of municipal cadre Party working committee, Ye Jinwei, Party group secretary of municipal bureau of culture, advertising & publishing, Qiu Wenfeng, head of municipal archives bureau, Lei Huaying, director of municipal historical Party chronicle office, Zhang Shengli, director of the political office of Lishui military subarea, Jiang Zhongsheng, deputy head of municipal civil affairs bureau and head of municipal old area office, and staff from relevant government departments as well as the people.
Lishui is the only city in Zhejiang province where all the counties (city and district) were named as the revolutionary base county by the provincial government. Since 1926, when the Communist Party began to take actions in the Lishui area, the People’s Army left indelible marks in this piece of red land, when the Red Army went into the southwest of Zhejiang, when the CPC Zhejiang provincial authorities was in Lishui during the Second World War, when the underground guerrillas created base in Lishui and cooperated with the Army to liberate Lishui during the War of Liberation, when provided support for the development of the counties, as well as emergency and disaster rescue during the peaceful period. Due to the deep affections between the army and citizens, Lishui was awarded as the National Double Support Model City for two consecutive years.
In order to remember the glorious history, to inherit the red gene, to carry forward the great spirit of patriotism, to encourage the masses, cadres and commanders, we should firm the confidence for the road of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, the confidence for theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, the confidence for the system of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and the confidence for the culture of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, under the leading of Xi Jinping, the General Secretary and the core of CPC Central Committee, to make contributions to the Chinese Dream, which is to realize the rejuvenation of China. According to the spirit of the document from the leaders, Lishui started the preparatory work from the beginning of this year for the Memorial Exhibition. Since March, the City Museum has started the activity to collect cultural relics and literatures from the whole society, with the theme of “Commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Construction of the Army and the the 80th Anniversary of the Outbreak of the Counter-Japanese War ". The Chinese Long March Culture Promotion Association and the China Association for the Promotion of Yue Fei Culture helped with organizing the Calligraphy Exhibition of 100 Generals.
This exhibition was divided into three units, known as “The Red Army in the South of Zhejiang”, “The Rear Area during the Counter-Japanese War” and the “The Liberation of Lishui and the Struggle to Counter Insurgency”. Each unit was exhibited taking time as the logical arrangement of the exhibition, to present the history of the revolution and struggle in Lishui with cultural relics, reflecting the important role of the people's army in the history while providing an audio-visual education for the audience. The exhibition of cultural relics was exhibited with 276 sets and 537 pieces of cultural relics of the Red Army, among which there were important relics such as the Proof of Donation of the Masses in Ruijin, The Lantern during the March of the Red Army, the Gun Produced by the Yunhe Arsenal in Lishui, the Paper Currency of Two Cents and One Yuan of the Soviet Republic of China and the Wooden New Year Card Created by Li Hua and Wo Zha during the Counter-Japanese War. The Calligraphy Exhibition of 100 Generals exhibited more than 100 works, for example, calligraphic works of the proletarian revolutionaries and Generals from older generation, such as Xiao Jinguang, Geng Biao, Liu Huaqing, Chang Chen, Ye Fei and Yang Chengwu, as well as works of Qingtian Stone Carving taking names of Generals as the content and signatures and archives from 24 Generals.
The exhibition of the cultural relics lasted for 3 months while the Calligraphy Exhibition of 100 Generals lasted for one month. (Municipal Bureau of Culture, Advertising & Publishing Lin Wei)