Arise under the Ruin of Past
1862 Yangpao Bureau Cultural and Creative Park

03th April 2018


In recent years, the Cultural And Creative Park has been popular in Chongqing. The Miaoershi Creative District and Eling Printing Factory No.2 have attracted many visitors. Recently, the reporter went to the site of the formerly state-owned Jiangling Machinery Factory in Dashiba 2nd Village and inquired about the new cultural and creative park to be built here - the 1862 Yangpao Bureau Cultural and Creative Park.


No.1 Historical Changes of “Yangpao Bureau 1862”



The trace of "Jiangling" is still there. (Photo provided by the interviewee)


In Dashiba 2nd Village, Jiangbei District, Chongqing, there is an old factory building quietly telling the history. “Yangpao Bureau 1862” will be a new cultural and creative park to be built here. Tracing its history, it has gone through more than 100 years.



In December 1862 (the first year of Tongzhi in Qing Dynasty), Li Hongzhang gave orders to British Magri and Chinese official Liu Zuoyu to set up the Shanghai Yangpao Bureau in a temple outside Songjiang City of Shanghai. According to historical data, it was the“first Western style arsenal" of China and moved to Jialing River in Chongqing in 1938, changing its name to the 21st Arsenal.


In 1935, the Artillery Department was set up in Dongjiadun, Zhuzhou, Hunan Province. In April 1938, the Artillery Department moved to Sichuan and to the west of the Yangtze River. In September, the migration was completed. At the end of 1940, it was officially put into operation at Zhongshutuo, Jialing River, Chongqing, and was named the 10th Arsenal in early 1941.


In 1951, the former 21st Arsenal was renamed 456 Factory, and the former 10th Arsenal was renamed 152 Factory. In 1956, the normalization of the military products in the weapons industry was basically completed. The Central Government determined that the national defense industry must have the ability to produce both military products and civilian products. Due to the demand for development of civilian products, in March 1957, the second factory of the 152th factory was named State-owned Jiangling Machinery Factory. In April, the second factory of the 456th factory was named State-owned Changan Machinery Factory.


In 1994, with the approval of Weapon Industry General Corporation, the former Changan and Jiangling factories were merged.


No.2 The remodeled old factory - 120,000 square meters of cultural and creative Park will open at the end of the year

2.老廠新生 12萬平方米文創園預計年底開園


This weapon industry corporation, which has undergone warfare and years of baptism, is a fusion of the history of Chongqing with an irreplaceable historical and cultural status. Above its former site, it will create a new commemoration: the Yangpao Bureau 1862 Cultural and Creative Park.


According to the planners, the area will be renovated and expanded based on the original 29 heritage conservation buildings. They will form a new cultural and creative park with a total construction area of 120,000 square meters. The first phase of the park is expected to open at the end of the year and there will be three major categories of industries: Cultural and Creative Industries, Commonwealth Museum and Art Gallery and Binjiang Commercial Area. In addition, a large yacht marina will be built at the former Dayingmen Wharf (Zhongshutuo wharf).


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