Ai Siqi Former Residence is located in Shuidui Village, Heshun Ancient Town, southwest of Tengchong City. It is the birthplace of the Chinese famous philosopher Aisiqi. The former residence covers for over 600 square meters with beautiful and quiet environment, facing to Yuanlongyou Pool in the front and Fengshan Mountain at the back. It is an exquisite courtyard with a combination of Chinese and Western styles. Aisiqi Former Residence is rated as the Provincial Key Cultural Relics Protection Unit.
The former residence is in stone and wood structure. There are the various railings, carved grid fans and a small western-style balcony, making it simple and elegant. A plaque of "AiSiqi Former Residence" is hanging at the gate. The introduction of his life is in display in the halls.
Introduction of Ai Siqi
Ai Siqi, formerly known as Li Shengxuan, was born in Shuidui Village in February 1910. His father is Li Yuegai, who was the veteran of the Revolution of 1911 and followed Mr. Sun Yat-sen's revolution.
He was away from the hometown and lived with his father since two years old. He had studied in Hong Kong, Kunming, Nanjing, and Japan successively. At the age of 10, he returned to his hometown and stayed about half a year. When he was a teenager, he participated in an organization led by the party. He had been to Japan twice for study. He formally joined the Communist Party of China in 1935.
Ai is a well-known Marxist philosopher with wide and large influences. He has written many popular philosophical works throughout his life, especially the two books "Popular Philosophy" and "Philosophy and Life", which has led countless young people to choose the road of revolution. He has made outstanding contributions to enriching Mao Zedong's philosophy. His book "Dialectical Materialism and Historical Materialism" has becomes a philosophy textbook for colleges and universities in modern China for a long time.
Ai Siqi studied hard throughout his life. He fought bravely for the Chinese revolution and made significant contributions to the spread and development of Marxist philosophical theories in China.