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Song Qingling’ native place is Wen Chang County of Hainan Province. She was born on Jan.27 of 1893 in Shanghai City. In her youth, Song Qingling, following the great revolutionary pioneer Mr. Sun Yat-sen, devoted herself to the cause of democratic revolution, and married Mr. Sun Yat-sen in 1915.
Having kept working for 70 years as if it were only one day, she dedicated her whole life to the causes of Chinese people’s democracy and socialisms as well as to the causes of world peace and humankind progress. Song Qingling is one of the founders of the People’s Republic of China, a great fighter of Chinese people’s communism, a long-tested pioneer of the course of world peace and an excellent party member of Communist Party of China. On May 29 of 1981, Song Qingling passed away at the age of 90 in Beijing.
Former Residence of Song Qingling in Shanghai was the place of her long living and the important place of her engaging in the activities of state affairs. The main building was built at the early days of 20’s of last century. In 1948, the government of Republic of China allocated this residence to Song Qingling. In 1949, Song Qingling leaped at the invitation of Chinese Communist Party here to go up north to attend the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, where she attached herself to constituting the fundamental policies of founding the state and was elected as the Vice-Chairman of Central Government of Chinese People.
At this residence she once engaged various activities of state affairs, and often interviewed and entertained honored visiting guests from all countries, which has actively promoted the domestic and foreign intercourses and maintained the international justice. Also at this residence, she made gestations and plans for the cause of the cultural welfare for women and children of New China and propagandizing publications to foreign countries, which were founded by herself. In 2001, the residence was granted as the key unit of cultural relics under state protection by State Council.
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