Chinese create Anti-Japanese War Museums by Ace Preston
The Chinese have a powerful past and unlike other vanished empires, China, is the only culture that is resurrecting itself once again and will rise to haunt the west just like the former Third Reich and the Imperial Japanese Empire once did.
The Anti-Japanese Veteran's Handprint Plaza is part of the Anti-Japanese War Museum located within the Jianchuan Museum Cluster in Anren, Dayi, Chengdu China and consists of 15 museums which features China's largest private collection of artifacts amassed from founder, Dr. Fan Jianchuan’s personal collection.
The museum cluster is presently located within 500 acres and growing with another 5 more museums being added to it's repository of over 8 million pieces, 121 of them being classified as Class-One National Treasures. It is the largest museum cluster in China.
The museums are organized by four major themes: Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945), the ‘Red Era’, the Wenchuan Earthquake, and Folklore & Culture.
There are a total of seven museums and plazas dedicated to Japan's war atrocities alone giving the Imperial Empire of Japan it's due.
The Anti-Japanese War Museum consists of The Hall of Unyielding Chinese Prisoners of War, the Chinese Heroes Statue's Plaza, Hall of the Core of the Resistance, the Hall of the Conventional Battlefront, the Hall of the Sichuan Army in the War of Resistance, the Hall of the Flying Tigers, and the Anti-Japanese Veteran's Handprints Plaza.
The Anti-Japanese Veteran's Handprint Plaza is a series of glass panels with the handprints of aging veterans from the 1937-45 Second Sino-Japanese War. For those of you from the MTV generation that was the time period when Japan last invaded China.
Here we come to the collection of handprint inscriptions of Anti-Japanese veterans..
The exhibit states:
"This year marks the 60th anniversary of the victory of the Anti-Japanese War.
The collected handprints came from veterans involved in the anti-Japanese War 60 years ago. Right now, the oldest still alive is already 99 years old, and the youngest even 80 years old.
The young soldiers bravery in anti-Japanese battles are no longer younger; still they have tough hands making the past glory but fading away the time. They are on the way leaving us. This is where the idea comes from, leaving us their handprints for eternal memory, encouraging heroes sacrified their lives for their motherland and remaining always lessons for our descendant generation.
The material on which the heroes' handprints are inscribed is reinforced glass featured with super hardness and perfect transparency, representing the brightest and most energetic material on earth. These pairs of palms inscribed here are real hands 60 years ago safeguarding the dignity of our motherland and saving our nation used for hokling broadswords and long spear, throwing hand grenade, mining, and blocking enemy's blockhouses.
The handprint inscriptions are V shaped in layout, representing full victory. layers of handprints made of granite. The veteran's handprints inscription is about 2.4 meters wide and 3.7 meters high, and with a basement made of granite. The veteran's handprints were inscribed with erosion method. The handprints inscribed are with bright color, symbolizing their every-bright spirit as well as good wishes to their healthy and happy old ages in peaceful time today. The inscriptions laid in lanes are designed in parade matrix, a firm matrix defending truculent Japanese invaders and a matrix drawing Chinese nation out of sufferings. Still in today, these hands fully opened are symbols of the future and hope of Chinese nation.
2000 handprints of Anti-Japanese veterans have been collected in the first inscription collection. We are still under the way to gather more veteran's handprints for eternal memory of Anti-Japaense heroes.
Thanks will be given to Sichuan Provincial Bureau for Old Cadres and Huangpu Military Academy Schoolmate Union (Sichuan Branch) for their kind support.
Fan Jianchuan, President of Jianchuan Museum December 2005, Anren Town
Some believe that seven museums and plazas criticizing Japan's war efforts during World War II is over-kill.
One would not know this unless one were chinese..
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