May 4th Movement: The Flame that Ignited Communism


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On May 4th, 1919, a student-led movement protesting the Treaty of Versailles resulted in a growing wave of political and social creativity. With a growing interest in Communism, one element crucial to its success was easy-to-understand literature that could reach the common person. Many Shanghai writers who felt strongly that Communism could improve everyone’s lives poured out their hopes and dreams while residing in the affordable HongKou district. DuoLun Lu cultural street showcases what Communism meant to these young idealists, and why it was so appealing to the common person. To learn about this fascinating subject, join this walk with the team from Shanghai and Beyond. Along the route we’ll introduce the stories of China’s most renowned writers, sharing their poetic dreams. One notable landmark is Hong de Tang church, built in 1928 with both Western and Chinese elements. Finally, explore scenic LuXun park with a challenge that tests your knowledge of western writers.

Date:
Monday, October 30

Time:
10:30 am Registration, 10:45 am-12:45 pm

Meet:
Duolun Lu South gate (1919 Sichuan Bei Lu)
(metro line 3 to DongbaoXing Road, 15 minute walk)
虹口区四川北路1919号 (多伦路南门)

End:
Lu Xun Park South Gate at Sichuan Bei Lu
虹口区鲁迅公园南门四川北路 

Cost:
RMB 250 

Please email events@seashanghai.org by October 26, under subject type “May 4″ and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after October 26. SEA coordinator is Natalie Youakim , mobile: 185-2141-0994.