Lin Zexu Memorial Statue 2012 (installed)
* Statue of Lin Zexu
* standing person,
Lin Zexu (1785-1850) was a Chinese scholar and
official during the late Qing dynasty. He is
most famous for his fight against opium smuggling
in Guangzhou, China. In 1838, Lin was sent to
Guanadong to halt the importation of opium by
the British. He confiscated more than 20,000
chests of opium and supervised its destruction
during a 23-day campaign beginning on June 3,
1839 in Humen China. This action is usually
considered to be the primary catalyst for the
first Opium War (1839-1842) between Britain and
China. In recognition of his valiant fight against
narcotics and British invasion, Lin is highly
respected in the history of China as national hero.
* Bridge over I-676.
West side of 10th at Vine.
* 39.956900,-75.155750 [map]
* On the Convention District tour
* Exhibits: War
* See also:
+wikipedia.org Lin Zexu page