‘We are party members. Under the leadership of the party, we have done a little to meet the needs of the common people, that's all, we should not be proud.’ This is a speech made by Comrade Chen Yun at the Seventh National Congress of the Communist Party of China, it is also a true reflection of his belief in communism.
Hello, I'm Wu Ruihu, director of Chen Yun Memorial Hall.
Chen Yun Memorial Hall is located in Liantang Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai, it is the only Memorial Hall in China approved by the central government to systematically display Chen Yun's life and achievements, it was completed and opened in 2000. The memorial hall covers an area of 65 mu, it is mainly composed of the main museum, Chen Yun Cultural Relics Museum, Bronze Statue Square, Chen Yun's former residence, Chen Yun's handwriting stele corridor and cultural and creative street. Since its establishment, it has won the honorary titles of national first-class Museum, national patriotic education demonstration base, national clean government education base, National Red Tourism classic scenic spot, etc.
Today, I take you to Chen Yun Memorial Hall, through the collection of three cultural relics, feel Comrade Chen Yun's firm ideals and beliefs, strong party spirit, realistic and pragmatic style, simple public servant feelings and diligent learning spirit.
This is an old suitcase that has followed Chen Yun for more than 60 years, On January 17, 1933, Chen Yun from the Provisional Central Committee of the Communist Party of China decided to go from Shanghai to Jiangxi Soviet area. To facilitate the cover identity, before leaving, Chen Yun bought the brown suitcase. After that, no matter went to Shanghai to carry out secret work or Moscow to report to the Communist International on the Zunyi Meeting and the long march of the Red Army, whether going down to Jiangxi province or going to other parts of the country for investigation and research, this suitcase has been carried by Chen Yun, witnessed many important historical moments in Chen Yun's life. According to the staff’s memory, in 1994, when 89 year-old Chen Yun arrived in Shanghai for the last time, it's still the old trunk. From 1933 to 1995, Comrade Chen Yun died of illness, this brown suitcase followed Comrade Chen Yun to fight south and North, across oceans and seas, and went to the mountains and the countryside, via 62 years.
Fifteen Words Formula
‘Not only leaders, not only books, only realistic, exchange, comparison, repetition’ is Comrade Chen Yun's life motto. In his later years, he presented many books to leading cadres at all levels and the staff around him. Not only leaders does not mean don’t listen to the learders. Not only books does not mean you should not read any documents or books. Only being realistic means that we must proceed from reality and study and deal with problems realistically. This is the most reliable way. Exchange means we should always pay attention to exchanging opinions with others, especially listening to negative opinions. To compare is to make a comprehensive comparison up and down, left and right, front and back, inside and outside. Repetition means not to be in a hurry to decide a problem, but to leave a time for reconsideration. This ‘fifteen words formula’ represents the highest realm of Chen Yun's philosophy.
The Last Receipt of Party Expenses
Now, what you see is a receipt for party expenses. At 2:04 p.m. on April 10, 1995, Comrade Chen Yun left us forever. In the morning of the same day, he entrusted the staff to pay the party fee to the party organization for the last time. This is a very precious receipt. The column of the payee reads ‘Party committee of the general office of the CPC Central Committee’, the receipt date is ‘April 10, 1995’ and the amount is 112.40 yuan. This receipt shows Comrade Chen Yun's lofty belief of ‘fighting for communism to the end’.
Every collection has a vivid story, it contains the spirit of a great man, shines with the light of time. It is a vivid textbook for the study of party history. Welcome to Chen Yun Memorial Hall to trace the footprints of great man and inherit the red gene.