Lizhuang Ancient Town is located 19 kilometers from Yibin in Sichuan Province. The town is home to a wide range of well-preserved Qing dynasty architecture, wood carvings, and stone inscriptions. The town is famous for its white rice cakes and sliced pork. During the War of Resistance against Japan (1937–1945), over a dozen Chinese universities and research institutes relocated to Lizhuang, including Tongji University, the University of Nanking, the Academia Sinica, and the National Central Museum. Many famous scholars lived here for six years, making the town one of China's leading cultural centers during the war.