Add:50 Wenju Rd, Chuansha Town, Pudong
Zhang Wentian (1900-76) was general secretary of the Communist Party of China from 1935 to 1943 and made important contributions to political life and the economy.
Zhang was born in Nanhui County in then Jiangsu Province, today’s Shanghai, and studied engineering here. He also attended the University of California in the US. He later studied at Sun Yat-sen University in Moscow and went on the Long March (1934-36).
He held various posts and served as Chinese ambassador to the former Soviet Union. He was attacked and purged during the “cultural revolution” (1966-76).
He lived in Pudong during his teen years.
The rural brick residence was built in 1892 in the southern style, with two rooms facing south. It’s near a bamboo forest and river. There’s a vegetable garden in the front yard.