Guo Moruo Memorial

Guo Moruo Memorial

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Guo Moruo Memorial

Introduction: IntroductionGuomoruo memorial is a key historic site under national protection and a patriotic ..

Tickets:Guomoruo Memorial fee and opening hoursAdmission 15yuanOpening Hours: 9:00--16:00

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Guo Moruo Memorial Introduction

Guomoruo memorial is a key historic site under national protection and a patriotic education base of Beijing Municipality. It is located in Qianhai West Street, Xicheng District. Open to the public in June 1988, it is a memorial scenic spot with a profound cultural significance. In October,1963, Guo Moruo moved here and he stayed here for almost 15 years. The 15-year was lastdays in his lifetime. Guo Moruo (1892-1978), whose hometown was in Leshan, Sichuan Province, was well-known as a community leaderwriter, poet, dramatist,archeologist, paleographer. Guo Moruo was an outstanding figure in the history of academic studies and culture of China in the 20th century, being a writer, historian, philologist, calligrapher, and social activist. When studying in Japan, he adopted the nostalgic pen name Moruo, a combination of the name of two rivers in his hometown.

Guo Moruo Memorial Features

The memorial used to be the home of Yue's, an old and well-known family of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, a courtyard-style Quadrangle Dwelling built in the early Republican Period. Between 1950 and 1963, it served first as the Mongolian embassy, and then as Madam Song Qingling's residence. In Nov. 1963 Guo Moruo moved from No. 5 Xisidayuan to this house, where he lived until his death in 1978. Now the courtyard is decorated with lush trees and flowers planted by Guo and his wife. o¬n the lawn stands a full-length bronze statue of Guo co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the National City Planning Panel. Behind the festooned gate, Guo’s office, bedroom, living room and his wife’s study all retain their furnishings. The east and west wing rooms and the flanking rooms in the back house are exhibition rooms of three parts–Guo’s Literary Creation, Guo and History Studies in China, and Guo’s Life Journey–that shows his pursuits, academic achievements, and his emotion.

Guo Moruo Memorial Tickets

Guomoruo Memorial fee and opening hours
Admission 15yuan
Opening Hours: 9:00--16:00

Guo Moruo Memorial Transporation

Bus 111,107,118,13,7701,850,810
Telephone: 010-66125392

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