This morning, at the site of the Huangpu Wharf warehouse, descendants of the people who went abroad to France to study 100 years ago, as well as descendants of the first mayor of Shanghai all gathered for the unveiling of the “Huangpu Pier Site” nameplate. There was also a photo exhibition for the 100th anniversary of the study-abroad students, which vividly showed the situation at that time.
Around the 1920s, a vigorous study-abroad movement swept across the country. Shanghai became a gathering place and starting point for more than 1,600 Chinese youths. They took off from the banks of the Huangpu River, which began the wave of students from Shanghai to France for a year-and-a-half. Huangpu Wharf is a place where batches of students, including Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping boarded the ship to France.
Yangpu District is the birthplace of China’s modern industry and the cradle of the growth of the Chinese working class. With the development and opening up of the Yangpu Riverside, the modern industrial civilization and red culture of Binjiang have received more and more attention.