November 27th，23 international students from Master of China Studies Program visited China Community Construction Exhibition Center accompanied by Professor Lin Ka in order to enhance their understanding of the history of China community construction. The exhibition center is located in Jinchadai Lane, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou.
The students successively visited the exhibition hall of the development of the resident’s committee, the exhibition hall of the development of community construction, the archive of the historical materials of community construction, the exhibition hall of community work and the exhibition hall of the achievement of nation-wide community social organizations.
In the exhibition hall of the development of the resident’s committee, the students listened to the guide’s introduction to the development history of Chinese grassroots organization and the evolution of the grassroots election, and then they discussed the history of electoral system with the guide.
In the exhibition hall of the development of community construction, learning about the rising background and the stages of development of community, the students showed such strong interest in the historical exhibits such as resident identification card and votes that they even had a heated discussion about the exhibits. Some of them took photo of the exhibits.
When visiting the archive of the historical materials of community construction, the students focused their mind on reading varieties of literature materials and the related introductions. They also stood still in front of the sculpture describing the construction of people’s democracy under the leadership of Chairman Mao for a long while, admiring the grassroots democracy construction of the New China.
In the exhibition hall of community work, after learning about the specialist social work service with Chinese characteristics , the students compared the Chinese social work service with foreign ones.
In the last exhibition hall of the achievement of nation-wide community social organizations, the students enjoyed the close experience of Chinese neighborhood mutual assistance and appreciated a series of achievements of grassroots organizations such the theatre stage and the space of children. They all identified with these spontaneously formative social organizations and their influences on community.