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Our Patron

We are extremely honoured to announce that His Highness Prince Christian Tutundjian de Vartavan has became the Patron for Chinese Commemoration Week, his family has had a long  relationship with China for centuries and traded on the Silk Road, and we are extremely grateful for his dedication and support for this event.

Coat of Arm of the Tutundjian de Vartavan house
His Highness Prince Christian Tutundjian de Vartavan

It is with great honour we have received authorisation from Master Benxing Wang, a famous calligrapher, Chinese art scholar, to use his artwork for Chinese Commemoration Week. Master Wang has created an artwork with 'Chinese Commemoration Week' written in traditional Chinese calligraphy, also an official stamp design for the event to use. We would like to express our gratitude to Master Wang, and thank him for his great contribution and support for this event.

Master Benxing Wang

Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders

The Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, China, stands as a solemn tribute to the hundreds of thousands who perished during the brutal invasion of 1937-1938. With its somber architecture and poignant exhibits, the hall offers visitors a harrowing glimpse into the atrocities committed by Japanese forces. Inside, photographs, documents, and personal belongings of the victims convey the magnitude of the tragedy. The Wall of Names lists thousands of known victims, ensuring each individual is remembered. Serving as a center for education and research, the hall promotes awareness and understanding of the massacre's historical significance. It also provides a space for healing and reconciliation, where survivors and descendants can find solace amidst collective remembrance. As a beacon of hope for peace and justice, the memorial hall reminds visitors of the importance of honoring the past and striving for a better future.

The Chinese Commemoration Week UK is very proud to have obtained support from the Memorial Hall.

We express our sincere gratitude to the East Henan Anti-Japanese War Memorial Museum for their support of the event. They have generously provided valuable historical photographs and evidence of wartime activities for our exhibition.

East Henan Anti-Japanese War Memorial Museum was established in 2016, located in Tuocheng County, Shangqiu City, Henan Province. The museum has always adhered to the purpose of remembering and inheriting the history of resistance against Japan. To date, it has collected over 10,000 items from the period of Japanese invasion, including helmets used by the National Revolutionary Army, large knives from the Northeast Anti-Japanese United Army, flags, documents, swords used by the Japanese invaders, bayonets, helmets, and various types of documents and photographs. Among these items are precious artifacts such as the flag raised upon the entry into Nanjing, newspapers reporting the massacre of hundreds in Nanjing, and documents related to the biological warfare conducted by the 100th Unit of the Kwantung Army and the Nanjing bacteriological warfare.

East Henan Anti-Japanese War Memorial Museum

Mr Junguo Sun

- Curator

Mr Zhaoguo Li

- Curator

Nanjing Civil Resistance against Japan Museum

We are very greatful that the Nanjing Civil Resistance against Japan Museum has agreed to collaborate with us on this event, and supplied valuable historical photographs of events during World War II for us to digitally exhibit them for the general public.

The ​Nanjing Civil Resistance against Japan Museum was established in December 2006. It is a non-state-owned museum of pure public welfare, freely open to the public. It serves as a base for patriotic education under the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, a Red Education Base of the Eastern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army, a national defense education base of Jiangsu Province, a patriotic education base of Nanjing City, a party history education base of the Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee of the Communist Party of China, a research and study base for primary and secondary school students in Nanjing, and a patriotic education base for multiple universities and colleges.

Mr Xianbin Wu

- Curator

International Hongmen Chinese Association
​AKA: Chinese Freemasons

Special message expressing my congratulations for "Chinese Commemoration Week".

I am delighted to learn that your association will be holding the "2024 UK Chinese Commemoration Week" event in June 2024. Congratulations on this occasion. Your association aims to commemorate the Chinese heroes and community members during the First and Second World Wars, advocating for international peace and stability, promoting peaceful exchanges and development across the Taiwan Strait, and enhancing the image of China in the international mainstream society. By initiating the "2024 UK Chinese Commemoration Week" event, it is believed that it will arouse the desire and pursuit of peace and stability among all countries, nations, and people in the global village, as well as help the world understand the significant contributions made by the Chinese nation.

On behalf of the International Hongmen Chinese Association, I extend warm congratulations and wish the event a complete success. May all the distinguished guests attending the event enjoy peace, health, and happiness with their families.

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