jinggang shan


Jinggangshan or Jinggang Mountains, is located in the Luoxian Mountains,

in the remote border region between Jiangxi and Hunan provinces of China.

It lies at the junction of four counties - Ninggang,

Yongxing, Suichuan and Lingxian. The mountains cover some 670 kmĀ²,

with an average elevation of 381.5 m

above sea level. The highest point is 1841 m above sea level.





The village of Jinggangshan.









Writings by Mao Zedong.





 Kelly, Mary, Vicky, Andre, Tian, Emma, Bernie 




Andre, Vicky, Tian, Mary, Emma.






The museum.



Jinggangshan is known as the birthplace of the Chinese Red Army

(the People's Liberation Army of China)

and the "cradle of the Chinese revolution".

Following the unsuccessful Autumn Harvest Uprising in Changsha,

Mao Zedong led his 1000 remaining men to Jinggangshan,

where he set up his first peasant soviet.

 Zhu De and his 1000 remaining troops, who had participated in the

abortive Nanchang Uprising, joined Mao Zedong toward the end of April 1928. Together the two proclaimed the formation of the Fourth Army.

Other veterans who joined the new base included Lin Biao, Zhou Enlai and Chen Yi. The partnership between Mao Zedong and Zhu De marked the heyday of the Jinggangshan base area, which rapidly expanded to included at its peak in the summer of 1928, parts of seven counties with a population of more than 500,000.

The two merged their armies form the Fourth "Red Army".


Mao Zedong, third from the left, receiving rations from outside.


The Fourth "Red" Army hospital.


Monument for the "Unknown Soldier". 





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