Zaoyuan， once the seat of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee， is located eight kilometers northwest of the city of Yan "an in Shaanxi province. The jujube garden was originally a landlord"s manor.
After the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China stationed in Yan "an， it was renamed as the residence of the Central Social Department. There are two characters of "Yanyuan" in Kang Sheng Suo"s book on both sides of the gate stone pillar of the former site. From 1944 to March 1947， the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee moved here from Yangjialing.
In 1996， the "Century Fire" Torch Relay of the Fifth National University Games was held in Zaoyuan to gather the flame of the revolution. The jujube garden has become one of the important bases of the national revolutionary tradition education.