Type of Monument: Statue
Location: Lanzhou City University campus
Google Earth view of location:
GPS co-ordinates: N 36.10374 E 103.74042
Cost: No cost to view
Access: Over the road from Bailie Square is the Campus which supposedly houses an exhibition of Alley memorabilia – the campus is variously known as ‘Lanzhou Chen shi Xue Yuan‘, ‘North Western University’, and ‘City College’, and also on signs inside the English translation is “Lanzhou City University”.
This is it’s entrance way – you can walk in here and then explore the campus.
Bailie Square is the end of the line for buses #15 and #131, approximately 45 minutes ride from the centre of the city.
Inscription on the plinth:
The inscription on the plinth of the bust of Rewi Alley is as follows:
伟大的国际主义战士永垂不朽 – 邓小平
[Translation: “The great internationalism warrior is immortal” – Deng Xiaoping]
This article is based on a report by Jane Furkert of her work: ‘An Independent Travellers’ Guide to Rewi Alley Locations in China, 2016’, that was funded by the Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange (RAFE) Fund.