Memorial Reopened to Mark 1911 Revolution

A memorial to the Wuchang Uprising, which broke out on October 10, 1911, was opened to visitors in Wuhan Friday in central China's Hubei Province, after a renovation effort that lasted for one and a half years.

The uprising marked the beginning of the Revolution of 1911, which led to the overthrow of China's last feudal dynasty, the Qing (1644-1911).

The renovated memorial, based on the old Red Mansion that housed the military government set up during the revolution, has three exhibition areas with large amount of revolutionary relics and data collected over the past 90 years.

Statistics show that Wuhan has a total of 21 sites related to the Revolution of 1911, and a large-scale renovation campaign was launched last year to recreate the original image of these revolutionary sites for the public.

The reconstruction project of the memorial cost some 8 million yuan, official sources revealed.

People's Daily Online ---