The Former Residence of Xia Yan


Xia Yan is China’s great master of art and literature. He was born in Hangzhou. In 1915, Xia entered Zhejiang Industrial School (浙江甲種工業學校), a technical school of Zhejiang University). Amongst the dozens of plays and screenplays penned by Xia Yen, the most renowned works include Under the Eaves of Shanghai (1937) and The Fascist Bacillus (1944). He rose to the position of vice-minister for culture by the 1960s but immediately following the Cultural Revolution, spent eight years in prison. Today the Xia Yan Film Literature Awards are named in his honor. The former residence is called "Ba Yong Tang”. It is now a base of patriotic education."
Address: No.50 Yanjia Lane, Jianggan District, Hangzhou