The Museum of the Chinese People's War and Resistance against Japanese Aggression has organized a series of activities and events since the beginning of this year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the victory in the war.
On the morning of September 3, a commemoration was held to mark the anniversary of the victory in the 14 Years' War which began in 1931.
National leaders led by President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended and were joined by representatives from all walks of life.
In the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, which swept through China last spring and disrupted public life, the museum has created themed online exhibits and live streamed content for members of the public. It redesigned the home page of its website to make it easier for visitors to check its content.
The website featured a series of online publications on major events and touching moments of the war and historical relics that were used by Chinese soldiers and civilians in the fight against the Japanese invaders.
He has also posted stories of medical staff and community workers who have greatly contributed to this year's battle against the pandemic.
The museum has launched several live streaming events on its Sina Weibo account in which its guides showcase major exhibits, tell war stories, and converse with netizens.
During the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday in April this year, the museum opened a section on its website that included stories about war heroes and letters written by fallen soldiers, as well as videos and poems about medical workers and others involved in the fight against COVID-19.
The museum has also made 14 short video episodes on important wartime stories and figures and shared them with some media. These videos have become popular on the Internet, and many viewers have left comments saying that they have learned a lot about the Chinese people's struggle for freedom and independence.
In addition to online events, the museum has organized several on-site activities since the coronavirus outbreak was largely brought under control in Beijing.
On July 7, he held a memorial ceremony and concert to mark the 83rd anniversary of the outbreak of the Lugou Bridge incident which sparked national resistance against Japanese invaders. The museum is located near the Lugou Bridge, also known as the Marco Polo Bridge, in the southwest suburbs of Beijing.
Communication of museum in China
Foreign museums, in particular French museums, occupy an important place on Chinese social networks and the Internet.
Bloggers and Key Opinion Leader (KOL) are also very popular with Chinese internet users. Their storytelling and opinions are essential to have good visibility on the Chinese network. (example here) So after the arrival of the Chinese Prime Minister at the Palace of Versailles, requests on the website exploded. This demonstrates the strong presence of social networks in the daily life of Chinese Internet users.
Today, foreign museums are working hard to attract more tourists by offering many services in Chinese. In addition, they decided to make great efforts to develop all kinds of Chinese information tools, such as website translation
On July 7, 1937, Imperial Japanese Army soldiers attacked Chinese forces at the bridge. Although the event is generally recognized as the start of the national war against the Japanese invasion, the fight actually began in September 1931, when Japanese troops began an invasion of northeast China.
The central government approved the founding of the museum in October 1984. After three years of construction and preparations, it opened on July 7, 1987, the 50th anniversary of the start of the large-scale invasion of Japan.
Over the past 33 years, the museum has organized over 150 thematic exhibitions and received over 35 million domestic and foreign visitors and has become a center of patriotic education.