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The Road to Modernisation – 70 Years of the People's Republic of China

3/7 - 26/8/2019

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, there have been significant changes in the politics, economy, society, culture and people's livelihood in China. Modernisation, as the driving force behind these changes, has been turning our country into a modernised society. China first proposed the realisation of "Four Modernisations" in the 1950s, then implemented the Reform and Opening Up policy in 1978. In 1980s, it started with the socialist modernisation with Chinese characteristics and targeted to build a moderately prosperous society in all aspects in recent years. Over the years, it has been committed to developing a diversified economy to promote the country's development, greatly increasing the industrial and agricultural production across the country and improving the education level and livelihood of people.   

This exhibition is one of the major exhibition programmes of the Hong Kong Government to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Showcasing some 170 exhibits, including pictorials, newspapers, commodity ration vouchers, medals, certificates, artworks and models from the National Museum of China, as well as some 40 exhibits from the Hong Kong Museum of History, along with a great amount of valuable historical photos, multimedia programmes and videos, the exhibition will illustrate the achievements of modernisation of China in the aspects of the economy, education, technology, culture, sports, and people's livelihoods. Visitors will learn about the progress and changes that the New China has undergone in the 70 years since its establishment. It will help Hong Kong people, particularly the youth, to know more about our country.

 
Audio Guide Service
Available in Cantonese, Putonghua and English narratives at a rental of HK$10. Please check out details at the Audio Guide Service Counter on 1/F Lobby.
 
Public Guided Tours
Each tour lasts about 1 hour for 30 persons on a first come, first served basis.
 
Educational Pamphlet of "The Road to Modernisation – 70 Years of the People's Republic of China"

 

On 1 October 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong of the Central People's Government read out the "Proclamation of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC)" at the Founding Ceremony, solemnly proclaiming its founding to the world.

Collection of the National Museum of China

New Year painting sample entitled Strive to Fully Meet and Exceed the Five-Year Plan in Advance created by Zhang Biwu and published by Shanghai Picture Press

March 1956
Collection of the National Museum of China

Share of Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co., Ltd purchased by Meng Jinmei with a par value of 50-yuan

December 1984
Collection of the National Museum of China

Commemorative relief marking the first iron production by the No. 1 Blast Furnace of Wuhan Iron and Steel Company

September 1958
Collection of the National Museum of China

The high-grade highway in Liupan Mountain area built during the development of Western China

Collection of the National Museum of China

The first volume of Citizen Literacy Textbook compiled and printed by Taiyuan Association for the Elimination of Illiteracy

April 1956
Collection of the National Museum of China

Model of Long March-2F carrier rocket, developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology

2013
Collection of the National Museum of China

Poster depicting revolutionary modern dance drama Red Detachment of Women colour film still

January 1971
Collection of the National Museum of China

Dunhuang Paradise, a boxwood carving created by Gao Gongbo, master of Chinese arts

2006
Collection of the National Museum of China

3-jin (1.5-kilogram) food ration voucher issued by the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Revolutionary Committee

1977
Collection of the National Museum of China

3/7 - 26/8/2019

Free Admission

Venue
Special Exhibition Gallery and 1/F Main Lobby,
Hong Kong Museum of History

Jointly presented by
Leisure & Cultural Services Department
National Museum of China

Jointly organised by
Hong Kong Museum of History

National Museum of China