Former Site of Pingjiang Uprising

2016-01-13
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Area: Yueyang
Key Words:Former Site of Pingjiang Uprising
Themes:history, culture, historical site, red tourism
Suitable for: family, students, the elderly

Introduction
The former site of Pingjiang Uprising is located in Tianyue Academy-- one kilometer northeast of Chengguan Town in Pingjiang County, Hunan Province.

Lying opposite to Tianyue Hill, Tianyue Academy is a Qing-style (1644-1911) building built in 1867 with white walls, grey tiles and a roof shaped like a resting hill. The structure covers an area of 3,000 square meters.

The Pingjiang Uprising was one of the famous armed uprisings led by the Communist Party of China (CPC) in the early period of the Second Revolutionary Civil War. In April 1928, under the leadership of Peng Dehuai, the first regiment of the first independent division arrived at Pingjiang County, and the headquarters of the regiment and the first battalion were stationed at Tianyue Academy. Influenced by the Nanchang Uprising, the Autumn Harvest Uprising and the Guangzhou Uprising (that occurred earlier in succession), on July 22, under the leadership of Peng Dehuai, Teng Daiyuan, Huang Gongnue and other communists, the uprising in the academy was declared. Soon after, the Fifth Red Army began the Hunan-Jiangxi Border Revolutionary Base led by the CPC.

The residences of Peng Dehuai, Teng Daiyuan and Huang Gongnue and their meeting rooms can still be visied at the former site of the Pingjiang Uprising. Photographs and a great deal of cultural relics are also displayed there.

Address: in Tianyue Academy, one kilometer northeast of Chengguan Town in Pingjiang County, Hunan Province
Traffic Route: Take bus No. 6.
Tickets: 20 Yuan
Opening time: 8:00กซ12:00,13:00กซ17:00 (close to public on Monday)
Former Site of Pingjiang Uprising