Red Culture Museum-Ma’anshan Red Tourism Scenic Area

Red Culture Museum

Ma’anshan Red Tourism Scenic Area

by Live in Guizhou

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Stepping into Ma’anshan, one can clearly see the traces left by history. The old-style houses from the early years of the 1950s, just after the founding of New China, are still well-preserved. The ancient stone-built villages stand tall, bringing you back to the memories of history. This small mountain village holds a deep-seated red memory, showcasing the crystallization of wisdom left by the predecessors, who tell the unknown stories of years past.

During the period of agricultural collectivization in the 1950s, the Ma’anshan Cooperative in Zhenning Autonomous County pioneered the “seasonal contracting” cooperative management model. This model, after being reported up the ranks through investigation reports compiled by the county committee working group, received high attention from Comrade Mao Zedong. The “seasonal contracting” method, after being revised by Mao Zedong, was included in the book he personally edited, “The High Tide of Socialism in China’s Countryside,” along with a 230-word commentary written by him. Once published, the book caused a strong reaction in society at the time, making “seasonal contracting” famous throughout China, and Ma’anshan’s agricultural cooperativization was renowned nationwide.

Currently, Ma’anshan has developed tourism facilities such as old granaries, exhibition halls, cultural squares, and wetland parks. It has established a commercial food street and eco-friendly restaurants, innovatively showcasing tofu feasts. Annually welcoming over 100,000 visitors of various kinds, Ma’anshan has become one of Zhenning Autonomous County’s important venues for education in red traditional culture. It also serves as a base for red culture tourism, rural tourism, and leisurely summer retreats, contributing to the development of local red culture tourism.