纪念马克思诞辰200周年 Marx Memorial Library commemorates Marx bicentenary - China Plus

纪念马克思诞辰200周年 Marx Memorial Library commemorates Marx bicentenary

Gao Huiying China Plus Published: 2018-05-04 14:34:09
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The Marx Memorial Library in London is marking(纪念) the bicentenary of Karl Marx with a major international conference on May 5th and a series of events under a project called Marx200. 

The Marx Memorial Library in London holds its open-day event on May 1st every year which is also the International Workers' Day. [Photo: China Plus/Liang Tao]

The Marx Memorial Library in London holds its open-day event on May 1st every year which is also the International Workers' Day. [Photo: China Plus/Liang Tao]

Housed(坐落) in a historical building in north London, the Marx Memorial Library was founded(建立) in 1933 and has since been the heart of the British labor movement(运动) as well as one of the world's most prized collection(收藏) of books on Marxism. 

The Marx Memorial Library in London holds its open day event on May 1st every year which is also the International Workers' Day. [Photo: China Plus/Duan Xuelian]

The Marx Memorial Library in London holds its open day event on May 1st every year which is also the International Workers' Day. [Photo: China Plus/Duan Xuelian]

The library holds its open-day(开放日) event(活动) on May 1st every year which is also the International Workers' Day. Free tours(参观) led by volunteers at the library introduce visitors to its many treasures, including a large size mural by British artist and labor parliamentarian Francis Hastings and the "Lenin Room" where the exiled Russian revolutionary(革命者) edited the socialist journal ISKRA. 

The "Lenin Room" of the Marx Memorial Library where Lenin worked in exile in 1902 and 1903 [Photo: China Plus/Duan Xuelian]

The "Lenin Room" of the Marx Memorial Library where Lenin worked in exile in 1902 and 1903 [Photo: China Plus/Duan Xuelian]

To mark bicentenary of Karl Marx's birthday, the library has initiated a project(项目) titled Marx200, which culminates in an international conference(会议) to be held in London on May 5th. With focuses on the contemporary relevance of Marxism and its modern day applications, the conference will feature guest speakers from China, Germany, Cuba, South Africa and the UK.

词汇 Words:

[jì niàn] 纪念 Mark
[shōu cáng] 收藏 collection
[huó dòng] 活动 event
[xiàng mù] 项目 project
[huì yì] 会议 conference
[cān guān] 参观 tour
[jiàn lì] 建立 found

重点词汇 Key word:

纪念

  • <动词 v.> commemorate; mark
    E.g. Yīxiē měishùguǎn bǎ juānzèngzhě de xìngmíng juānkè zài qiángshàng yǐshì jìniàn。
    一些美术馆把捐赠者的姓名镌刻在墙上以示纪念。
    Some galleries commemorate donors by inscribing their names on the walls.

  • <名词 n.> souvenir; keepsake
    E.g. Qǐng liúxià zhègè xiǎoxiǎo lǐwù zuòwéi jìniàn。
    请留下这个小小礼物作为纪念。
    Please accept this little gift as a souvenir. 

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