95 years ago, a New Zealander came to China, and 18 years later he came to Shandan County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province. For the first time in the mountains, tractors appeared, glass appeared, and electric lights appeared.

  What kind of story does this old man have with China?

Why should we honor him?

What kind of complex does he have for Gansu Shandan?

Then follow our lens to go to the exhibition hall to find out.

  Rewi Alley, a New Zealander, came to China in 1927 and died in Beijing in 1987. He lived and worked in China for 60 years and made important contributions to China's revolution and construction. He is known as one of the "Top Ten International Friends of China". one.

  In the 1940s, Rewi Alley and British journalist George Hogg founded the first Peili Craft School in Northwest China in Shuangshipu, Fengxian County, Shaanxi Province.

The name is Peili, which means "cultivating talents for the dawn of China".

  What kind of opportunity made him fall in love with Gansu Shandan?

  At the end of 1943, Rewi Alley relocated the school to Shandan County, Gansu Province. The school once grew to a scale of nearly 600 students, with about 20 majors for students to practice and produce, recruit poor children, and arrange employment for farmers.

  Rewi Alley regarded Shandan as his "second hometown". After settling in Beijing in 1953, he visited Shandan six times.

In 1979, when he revisited Shandan for the fourth time, he resolutely decided to donate all the nearly 4,000 cultural relics in his collection to Shandan.

  In 1988, in accordance with his will, half of Rewi Alley's ashes were scattered on the beach at the Siba Beach of Shandan where he worked and lived, and the other half was buried in Rewi and Hok Cemetery on the banks of the Shandan River.

Responsible editor: [Ji Xiang]

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