Location: House 34, 1376 Yuyuan Rd, Shanghai
Google Earth view of location:
GPS co-ordinates: N31 13.289 E121 25.096
Cost: No cost to view
Access: Opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 9-11am, and 1-4pm. Register at the desk inside the house; Rewi’s photos are in the two rooms on the ground floor.
The nearest Metro station is Jiangsu Road, Line 2.
The Revolutionary Relicts exhibit is tucked away, at the far end of the alley of 1376 Yuyuan Road. It’s in a restored historical apartment, lovely wooden rooms; photos of Rewi on the ground floor, two other floors of photos above.
The building was formerly an editorial office for the revolutionary publication ‘Bolshevik’ **.
The plaque at the entrance to 1376 says:
Located in Lane 1376, Yuyuan Road and built by such two companies as Sincere and Wing On jointly in 1925, it is part of the gallery style decorated new type lane. Bolshevik, the publication of Publicity Dept and organ of CPC Central Committee, came out [published] at No. 34 (former[ly] number 418 Heng Changli), in 1927.
Shanghai Municipal Heritage Conservation Unit.
Buersheweike 布尔什维克 (The Bolshevik). Shanghai, 1927.10 – 1932.7. Weekly organ of the CCPCC; changed to a bi-monthly and finally a monthly. An underground journal. 52 issues appeared.
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.