The former site of the Jiangnan Headquarters of the New Fourth Army, located in Shuixi Village, Qianma Town, Liyang City, Jiangsu Province, has extremely important significance in the history of Chinese revolution and military history. It consolidated and developed the Southern Jiangsu Anti-Japanese Base.
In June 1938, Chen Yi led a team of the New Fourth Army to advance behind the enemy in southern Jiangsu and joined Su Yu at Zhuqi Bridge in Liyang. The headquarters was located in Shuixi Village, and logistics units such as arsenals, clothing factories, and hospitals also moved to the surrounding villages of Shuixi Village. In November 1939, the Jiangnan Command of the New Fourth Army was established here, with Chen Yi as the commander and Su Yu as the deputy commander to unify the leadership of the revolutionary armed forces in the entire Jiangnan region. In June 1940, Chen Yi led the Second Regiment and the New Sixth Regiment to leave Shuixi Village and cross the river north to open up the Anti-Japanese Base in Northern Jiangsu. The memorial hall is divided into newly-built pavilions, with a large number of pictures showing the construction and fighting of the New Fourth Army in Southern Jiangsu. There is also the headquarters site, borrowed from the original Li's ancestral hall, which is well-preserved, showing the original office situation with physical objects. There is also the Chairman Mao's Emblem Exhibition Hall, donated by local collectors, which is invaluable, but in my knowledge it is still not as good as the Fengjing Ancient Town's emblem collection.
The Fourth Red Army Memorial Hall in Liyang, Hunan, is very good.