Chu Minyi oversees the planting of plum trees at Wang Jingwei's tomb, November 1944.
RNG foreign minister Chu Minyi oversees the planting of young plum trees on Meihuashan (Plum Blossom Mount) in Nanjing, in the vicinity of Wang Jingwei’s tomb. The plum was (and remains) the national flower of the Republic of China, and the area around Wang Jingwei’s tomb was planted with plums as an act of patriotism after his death in late 1944. Very few photographs of Wang’s tomb survive.
- November 1944
- Wang Jingwei personality cult
- Chu Minyi, plum, tomb, Wang Jingwei
Jeremy E. Taylor, “From traitor to martyr: Drawing lessons from the death and burial of Wang Jingwei, 1944”, Journal of Chinese History 3.1 (2018): 1-22.
Source Reference Details
Chu Minyi Photographic Collection, LOC Prints and Photographs Room, Lot 11700
Library of Congress