Bookcases, desks, sofas, hundreds of books, and even cheongsam worn while abroad ... The relics of New China's first female ambassador Ding Xuesong "returned" to Banan a few days ago. The donor of the relics is Ding Xuesong's daughter Zheng Xiaoti. She made a special trip from Beijing to the Banan District Cultural Relics Protection and Management Center. "My mother has always been concerned about her hometown, and this time she finally returned to her roots."
Displaying New Chinese Women
On April 8th, a container loaded with Ding Xuesong's relics was loaded and set off in Beijing. On April 11, these items were delivered to the Cultural Relics Protection and Management Office in Banan District.
On April 12, when Zheng Xiaoti saw her mother's relic again, her eyes were a little red. "It feels like returning to my previous home." This "home" has the clothes Ding Xuesong wore before her life, and she turned over. She also reads the sofas she often sits on.
Among these relics, the most memorable thing for Zheng Xiaoti is the cheongsam worn by his mother when he was abroad. "This is the Chinese cheongsam worn by the mother as the first female ambassador of New China. At that time, it attracted the attention of many foreign media. It not only showed the image of New Chinese women, but also reflected the civilized progress of Chinese society. . "
In addition to the cheongsam, there are still many souvenirs from abroad left by Ding Xuesong.
Donate money to school
Mudong Education changed its look
"When my mother was abroad, I always missed everything about my hometown. When I was sick, I would suddenly say a few words of hometown." Zheng Xiaoti, 76, recalls that once, his mother was sick, and he was thinking about his hometown in his mouth. Words "Aunt". Zheng Xiaoti knew that his mother missed her hometown.
Ding Xuesong has always been concerned about his hometown Mudong. After the founding of New China, Ding Xuesong still did not forget his hometown education. She wrote to her brother Ding Yushu, who runs the cloth business, to encourage her to contribute to the education of her hometown, and donated 500 yuan a year's salary at that time for the construction of her hometown education. She hopes that when she returns to her hometown in the future, she will see the new school and the new look of the school.
With the encouragement and support of Ding Xuesong, Mudong Town gradually set off a wave of fundraising and donating to schools, and the whole town's education has changed its appearance. According to Jiang Xiaolun, director of Mudong Town Culture and Sports Service Center, in February 2001, 84-year-old Ding Xuesong returned to his hometown again, visited Mudong Town Cultural Station, Mudong Middle School and other places, and wrote inscriptions for his hometown education.
Former Residence of Ding Xuesong
Open to the outside world in the second half of the year
After taking over Ding Xuesong's relics, how will it be better preserved in the future? "We will restore the relics and then send them to the former residence of Ding Xuesong in Mudong." Liming, director of the Banan District Cultural Heritage Protection Center, said that the former residence of Ding Xuesong has been repaired and is planned to open to the public in the second half of this year.
Ding Xuesong's old house is located in the old street of Mudong Town. It is a typical eastern Sichuan house with a wall and gray tile roof. The restored old house of Ding Xuesong retains the original taste of Bayu folk houses to the utmost extent, and will assume part of the cultural display function in the future, adding a new historical and cultural attraction for Chongqing. (Song Wenli, Banan District Rong Media Center)