Wangjiaping, a former revolutionary site in Yan’an

Thinking of having a Xian tour? While in Xian, if time permits, you are advised to make a side trip from Xian to Yan’an. When you plan your Yan’an travel, you are highly recommended to visit the former revolutionary site known as “Wangjiaping”.

Wangjiaping literally means “The high land of Wangs’Family”, a place that used to the site of Central Military Committee and the headquarter of Eighteenth Group Army between 1937 and 1947. Chairman Mao Zedong, the top Chinese leader Zude, Zhou Enlai, Peng Dehuai and etc, once also lived in Wangjiaping.

In Wangjiaping, the Military Commitee of the Party Central Committee and the Headquarters of the 8th Route Army led the army and the people in the liberated area in the eight year’s fight against the Japanese invasion.

On March 18, 1947, Chairman Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai led the Military Committee and the departmeents of the Headquarters, and retreated from Yan’an upon the attacks on Yan’an by the KMT armed forces, numbering no more than 230,000. 

The entrance to Wangjiaping – the Headquarters of the 8th Route Army

The entrance to Wangjiaping
This is the former Auditorium of the Military Committee. The auditorium is made of brick and wood one-storey building which could hold over 200 people.

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  1. I have a world war ll photo album that once belonged to a member of the Dixie Mission to China. It contains many photos of the Chinese leaders such as Mao Zedong. It also contains other papers written in Chinese. It contains Chinese paper money with signatures of the Chinese leaders and the men of the Dixie Mission from the United States. Lots of historical things, including the original orders sending these men to China.

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