Social organizations and their history shine in new exhibition

It records the hundred-year development of Shanghai social organizations and the role they play in promoting the economic and social development of the city.
Hu Min / SHINE

A visitor learns about the history of Shanghai social organizations at the Exhibition Hall of Shanghai Social Organizations which opened on Sunday.

The Exhibition Hall of Shanghai Social Organizations opened in Huangpu District on Sunday, highlighting the development and role of social organizations in Shanghai.

The 600-square-meter exhibition hall inside Shanghai Gongyi Xintiandi, a government-subsidized park for non-profit and social organizations, is divided into three areas, including two display areas and a reading area.

It records the hundred-year development of Shanghai social organizations and the role they play in promoting the economic and social development of the city, according to the city's Civil Affairs Bureau.

Social organizations refer to social groups, foundations and private non-enterprise units (social service institutions) in China. 

Landmark events in the development and management of Shanghai social organizations in the past century can be discovered via exhibits, historical documents such as social organization registration certificates of different times, as well as photos, interactive games, multimedia and big data demonstrations.

Shanghai is one of the main birthplaces of modern and contemporary Chinese social organizations, which burgeoned in the mid and late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

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