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Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party (Gòngchǎndǎng dì yī cì quánguó dàibiǎo dàhuì)
Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party (Gòngchǎndǎng dì yī cì quánguó dàibiǎo dàhuì) Review
The secret meeting on July 31, 1921 that marked the first National Congress was held at the Bo Wen Girls' School, where 13 delegates from Marxist, Communist, and Socialist groups gathered from around the country. The upstairs of this restored shikumen is a well-curated museum detailing the rise of communism in China. Downstairs lies the very room where the first delegates worked. It remains frozen in time, the table set with matches and teacups. Ironically, the site today is surrounded by Xintiandi, Shanghai's center of capitalist conspicuous consumption.
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