In an effort to foster patriotism and cultural engagement among UM students, and celebrate the issue of the “P.R.C. Patriotic Education Law”, Lui Che Woo College (LCWC) organised a historical trip to the Pearl River Delta region in Guangdong Province, China from 28 to 29 October 2023. This meaningful trip aimed to deepen students’ understanding of the nation’s modern history and the vital role played by Guangdong Province in the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and to further promote responsible citizenship and cultural awareness.
In this two-day trip, students and staff of LCWC visited several renowned Red Revolution learning bases and immersed themselves in the rich historical significance of the region. On the first day, the itinerary included visits to the Sun Yat-sen Former Residence Memorial Hall, Sun Yat-sen Research Institute, Zhongshan Folk Museum, and The Former Site of Whampoa Military Academy. These iconic landmarks provided valuable insights into the revolutionary struggles that paved the way for the nation’s independence and highlighted the leadership of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. On the second day, the group explored three important historical sites, such as the Opium War Museum, Lin Zexu Museum, and Weiyuan Fort. Through these visits, students gained a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by the nation during times of conflict and the tenacity displayed by the Chinese people in defending their sovereignty.
The trip was a great success. It served as a catalyst for fostering patriotism and developing a greater sense of pride in our students with regard to their Chinese heritage. By Exposing our students to the historical significance of the Pearl River Delta region and the cultural richness of Guangdong Province, they gained a broader perspective of their role as responsible citizens. As the People’s Republic of China continues to progress, trips like these can inspire our younger generation to embrace their heritage, contribute meaningfully to the society, and participate actively in the ongoing journey towards a more prosperous future.