Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City

Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City on 2017/08/23

Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City (Whampoa Military Academy) was established in 1909.

It is located on 22 CuiHuXi Road, Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China.

The gate of Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City
The gate of Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City on 2017/08/23 ©china21.blog

This Academy had run 22 hatches altogether with more than 9,000 graduates by 1935, and had created two of the founding fathers of PRC, field marshal Zhu De and field marshal Ye Jianying, and a lot of outstanding generals well-known in modern Chinese and Asia military history.

My wife is holding an umbrella in front of me. Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City on 2017/08/23
My wife is holding an umbrella in front of me. Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City on 2017/08/23 ©china21.blog

With 36, 000 square meters, the site of Yunnan Military Academy is located on the west of Green lake in Kunming which had been declared as one of the key units of the national cultural relics under the state protections by the State council of China since 1988.

My wife standing in Green Lake with lotus spread. in Kunming City
My wife standing in Green Lake with lotus spread. in Kunming City on 2017/08/23 ©china21.blog

The site was named as the national demonstration base for patriotism education by the Central Propaganda Department in November, 2005.

In the following 3 years, the exhibition of Yunnan Military Acadeay have been bing reconstructed on the theme of ‘Hundred-year-old Military Academy, the Cradle of Generals’, which will be shown to public in the 27th of 0ctober, 2009.

Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City on 2017/08/23
Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City on 2017/08/23 ©china21.blog

The thematic exhibition consists of three parts, the development of Yunnan Military Academy, the brilliant achievements and the records of the marshals and generals, with around 2, 000 items on display, including unique items, like the graduation certificate of Marshal Ye Jianying from Yunnan Military Academy and the record of infantry (textbook used in Yunnan Military Academy).

Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City on 2017/08/23
Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City on 2017/08/23 ©china21.blog

In the exhibition, many modern multimedia display techniques are employed, like phantom imaging system, techniques are employed, like phantom imaging system, virtual book reading system and electron microscopic system and so on, so that the history of Yunnan Military Academy is opened to the visitors in a vivid and intuitive way.

You are warmly welcome to the Historic Museum of Yunnan Military Academy.

Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City on 2017/08/23
Yunnan Military Academy in Kunming City on 2017/08/23 ©china21.blog

Published by Shinichi Iwamoto

I am Shinichi Iwamoto. Born in 1970 in Nara Prefecture in JP. I teach economic history and social history at some universities in the Kinki area. While studying the history of the apparel industry, I have operated the cultural history and philosophical site "mode21.com" about fashion, "sewingmachine.mobi" about sewing machine, and "china21.blog" about photos and letters on China.

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