Visit Baoding Military Academy Memorial Hall Baoding Military Academy is located in Baoding City, Hebei Province. On November 21, 1901 (the 27th year of Guangxu, Qing Dynasty), Yuan Shikai was ordered to come to Baoding from Shandong and succeeded Li Hongzhang as Governor of Zhili and Minister of Beiyang. Yuan Shikai went to Baoding and supervised the training of the Beiyang New Army (also known as the Beiyang Standing Army) and opened military schools. According to the archives of the War Department in the late Qing Dynasty, from the 28th year of Guangxu (1902) to the first year of the Republic of China (1912), the only types of military academies opened in Baoding were: Beiyang Xingying General Academy and Training Official Camp, Staff School, Surveying and Mapping School, Beiyang Army Rapid Weaponry School, Baoding Dongguan Army Primary School, Beiyang Army Normal School, Horse Medicine School, Ordnance School, Manager School, Gendarmerie School, Telecommunications Signal Team, Army Department Quick School, Army There are a total of 16, including the Ministry of Military Officer School, the War Department Preparatory College, and the Army Officer School. For a time, Baoding Prefecture, Zhili Province, was known as the cradle of modern Chinese military schools; and the numerous military schools in the ancient city were also known as the cradle of modern military officers.
Its architectural pattern was built imitating the Japanese Non-commissioned Officer School, and it is a masonry building complex. There are tall walls on all sides, a river surrounds the walls, and ancient willows on both sides of the river line. The gate of the military academy is on the south side, and there is a tall wall facing it across the river. The gate tower is tall and three rooms wide, and its majestic momentum can be compared with the gate of the Governor's Mansion in Zhili.