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Longhua Martyrs Cemetery
- Longhua Martyrs Cemetery
- Alt Name:
- Late Modern (1800AD-1945AD)
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Chiang Kai-shek
- Longhua Temple,
about Longhua Martyrs Cemetery
The Longhua Martyrs Cemetery in Shanghai is a memorial to those who died under the regime of the Kuomintang, led by Chiang Kai-shek.
In the 1920’s and 1930’s, the site of the Longhua Martyrs Cemetery was a Kuomintang prison where hundreds of communists were executed in an attempt to obliterate the communist movement. It is a memorial to the fight for communism prior to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
In addition to various sculptures and a Memorial Hall, the cemetery sits on the location of the actual execution ground and visitors can also view the prison itself.
During World War II (the Second Sino-Japanese War in the region), the site of the Longhua Martyrs Cemetery was a vast Japanese internment camp. Prisoners included many westerners as depicted in the film Empire of the Sun.
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Address: Longhua Si Lu, Shanghai, China
Phone: Contact local tourist office
The nearest metro station is Shanghai Stadium, but then take a cab. Bus 41.
The Longhua Martyrs Cemetery is open daily except Mondays 8:30am-4pm.
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