Tributes to the revolutionaries
Hundreds of people working in the funeral and interment service industry throughout China paid tribute to revolutionaries at Fushouyuan Cemetery in Qingpu District on Monday, the 70th anniversary of Shanghai's liberation.
A number of revolutionaries and literati, including Qu Qiubai (1899-1935), leader of the Communist Party of China in the late 1920s, Chen Duxiu (1879-1942), one of the founders of the Party, and writer and poet Wen Yiduo (1899-1946), are either buried or have memorials at the cemetery.
The participants, all Party members, listened as students from East China Normal University related stories about 10 revolutionaries and literati.
They swept tombs, presented flowers, made vows, read letters from the revolutionaries and watched films about them at the cemetery's Shanghai Humanism Memorial Museum.
A class on the Party's history in Shanghai was held.
The museum has been researching the revolutionaries and holding memorial events since it was established in 2010.