On the southern campus of Soochow University, I saw the gate of Soochow University. It is China's first western-style university. In 1920, the "Soochow Years" published "Soochow University Song" written by Ji Jianhe, which was the earliest university song in my country. Along the boulevard, walk to the bell tower in the center of the old site—Lintang. This is a European-style building with red brick walls. Because of this building, Soochow University also has the nickname "red brick" university. Around Lintang, the library "Suntang", which was built in the fall of the first year of Xuantong, was completed in three years; the science museum "Getang" was built in the autumn of 1924; the student dormitory "Weigtang" was built in 1934; the student dormitory was built in 1935 "Zishitang"; a built-up house built in 1936. Most of these buildings are well preserved, and their architectural styles are different, but they are all European and American styles. I accidentally walked into the Bell Tower Lintang, which is now mainly the staff working building of Soochow University. The building that was empty during the holidays became a paradise for my exploration.
The former site of Soochow University is located in the Tiancizhuang campus of Soochow University. As a historical relic of a century-old school, it is full of humanistic atmosphere. The school motto is written on the door of the old school, and it is worth learning. To visit now, you need to make an appointment to register on the official website in advance. Students who want to go should pay attention.
The former site of Soochow University is bordered by the Fengmen Inner City River in the east, across the river from the ancient city wall. The campus is lush with trees, the avenue of ginkgo and yellow leaves in late autumn, and the shades of green and red tiles in summer reflect the beautiful and fresh environment. The former site of Soochow University was listed as a cultural relic protection unit of Suzhou City in 1991 for tourists to visit for free.