This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Shanghai University. The six-episode documentary series "Red School - Shanghai University in the 1920s", jointly produced by Shanghai Radio and Television and Shanghai University and produced by Shanghai Radio and Television Documentary Center, will be held on September 20. It will be broadcast on Dragon TV every Tuesday at 22:00.
Poster of "Red School - Shanghai University in the 1920s"
The documentary is divided into three chapters, "On the Sky", "Into the Torrent", and "In the End of the World". It tells the history of Shanghai University from the three levels of pursuit of truth, revolutionary practice, and sacrifice and struggle, and shows the history of Shanghai University through the history of Shanghai University. The endless red blood of the city.
Precious historical photos of Shanghai University's Seymour Road site
In the 1920s, Shanghai University was the first formal university founded and actually led by the Communist Party of China. It cultivated and brought together a large number of outstanding talents for the Chinese revolution and construction. Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu and other early leaders of our party personally guided the preparations, and "red professors" such as Qu Qiubai, Deng Zhongxia, Cai Hesen, Zhang Tailei, Yun Daiying, Ren Bishi, and Xiao Chunv taught in person. Shanghai University has become an important base for disseminating Marxism and cultivating Communist Party cadres, and has won the reputation of "a great university in literature, and Huangpu in martial arts". At the same time, Shanghai University, as the source of the May 30th Movement, played an important role in the revolution, so the world is also known as "Beijing University during the May 4th period in the north, and Shang University during the May 30th period in the south". Many famous leaders, revolutionary martyrs and outstanding talents in the history of the Communist Party of China, such as Yang Shangkun, Wang Jiaxiang, Qin Bangxian, Guan Xiangying, Li Shuoxun, Liu Hua, He Bingyi, Yang Hansheng, and Yang Zhihua, all came out of Shanghai University. The important position of Shanghai University in the history of the Communist Party of China.
The Famous Teachers of Shanghai University in the 1920s
In the form of historical search, the film crew traveled to more than 20 provinces and cities across the country and interviewed more than 50 experts and the descendants of teachers and students of early Shanghai University. Through the perspectives of young students, school history researchers, literary and artistic creators, and descendants of Shanghai University alumni, we will find places, people, archives and stories related to Shanghai University.
Looking for the May 30th manuscript of Shanghai University alumni Kong Zejing
For example, the film shows the only precious black-and-white image related to Shanghai University found in the Russian Archives, and the original "Shanghai University Regulations" collected in the Memorial Hall of the National Congress of the Communist Party of China. During the search process, the film crew also made many new discoveries: in the hometown of the martyr He Bingyi in Pengzhou, Sichuan, they found a letter written by He Bingyi to his family when he was studying at Shanghai University, which reflected the aspirations of the aspiring youth of that generation; The registration form of party members who studied at Sun Yat-sen University in Moscow, which verified her introduction to the party and her motivation for joining the party, were presented in the documentary for the first time.
Precious black and white images of Shanghai University
The spirit of May 30 has always been the soul of the spirit that is remembered by teachers and students of Shanghai University. In 1935, Shanghai University alumni Lin Jun, Zhou Dagen and others wrote a song "Anniversary Song of the "May 30 Massacre". The directors obtained the musical score and lyrics from the descendants of Zhou Dagen's martyr, and contacted Shanghai Qiuping School (Zhou Dagen Memorial School) to ask teachers and students to restore the song. More than 90 years after the outbreak of the May 30 Movement, the melody full of the May 30 spirit reverberated over the city of Shanghai.
The film crew filmed teachers and students singing "May 30th Massacre" Anniversary Song at Shanghai Qiuping School
In terms of expression, the documentary "Red School" creatively uses printmaking elements. Teachers and students of the Printmaking Department of the Academy of Fine Arts of Shanghai University were invited to create printmaking works on the theme of the great theme. The unique knife technique and texture of the prints have a concise and lively, pure and strong expressive force. The implication of "not breaking and not standing, breaking and standing, breaking big and standing, symbolizing new life" is also in line with the revolutionary spirit of the 1920s.
Xin Ping, President of the Shanghai Society for the History of the Communist Party of China, believes, "The study of this early history of Shanghai University is also of great significance to the study of the early Party history of the Communist Party of China. This is a major subject worthy of further exploration. The documentary uses the way of storytelling. It made the early revolutionaries come alive, and increased the visibility of the film through various means of expression. This documentary has broken through the connotation of school history in the traditional sense, but instead reflects a typical example of the CPC Central Committee leading the revolution in Shanghai Case. It is of positive significance for today's central government's requirement to 'long-term and normalize party history education'."