Hoi An – Heroic tradition

Besides distinctive historical and cultural features, Hoi An also owns rich traditions of patriotism and revolution. It is the homeland of Nguyen Duy Hieu – leader of “Nghia Hoi Quang Nam ” – and the glorious uprising against French colonialists from 1885 to 1888, as well as a number of patriotic scholars including Tran Trung Tri, Luong Nhu Bich in Cam Pho village, Nguyen Binh in Son Pho village, and Chau Thuong Van in Minh Huong village.

Hoi-An-Town Hoi An - Heroic traditionFollowing the Can Vuong (Aid the King) Movement (1885-1889), revolutionary movements associated with the names of Phan Chau Trinh, Huynh Thuc Khang, Tran Quy Cap and Phan Boi Chau broke out.

Hoi An was the centre of patriotic movements at that time and the location of secret meetings between patriots from the south and the north of Vietnam . It was the key location of the anti-tax movement in 1908 and the uprising led by Thai Phien and Tran Cao Van in 1916.

In October, 1927, the Vietnam Revolutionary Youth League was established in Hoi An. It was also the birthplace of the Quang Nam temporary provincial Party Committee, which was founded on March 28, 1930, and the location of the provincial People’s Committee.

Hoi An’s first Communist Party cell, set up in April, 1930, guided the people’s revolutionary struggles. On August 18, 1945, the uprising in Hoi An was victorious, and made it one of the first four localities to gain authority control during the August Revolution.

In the resistance wars, the struggles of the town’s army men and people grew strongly and achieved resounding success.

Thanks to its outstanding development achievements and the preservation of its heritage values and revolutionary tradition, the State presented Hoi An a number of noble titles, including Hero of the People’s Armed Forces and Labour Hero of the Renewal Period.

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