Study Tour in Beijing

 

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Visiting Museum of the War of Chinese People's
Resistance Against Japanese Invasion

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Seminar with Mr. Bian Xiu Yue (first from left), Researcher of the Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences, and
Mr. Wai Bang Shun (third from left), Researcher of the Museum

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A sound and light show that tells the story of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, July 7, 1937

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Walking on the historical Marco Polo Bridge (Lugouqiao), built in 1192

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Close-up with one of the 498 lions of the Marco Polo Bridge which are all unique

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Visiting the Institute of Modern History of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

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Seminar on "Different Attitudes in Facing History: Germany and Japan" held at the Institute

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Touring around the facilities of the Institute of Modern History

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In the library of the Institute, there are 5,000 archival newspapers
since the Qing Dynasty, and over 600,000 books mainly on the
subject of modern Chinese history

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Visiting the home of Mr. Lu Jiu Wen who was captured and shipped to Japan
in 1944 as forced labourer for Mitsui-Tagawa Mining

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Posted on the wall are sketches of Mr. Lu Jiu Wen (right)
and Mr. Zhang Wu Gei (left) testifying in the Fukuoka court
of Japan on October 6, 2003

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Visiting the home of Mr. Liu Qian (first from left) who was captured
and shipped to Japan in 1944 as forced labourer for Mitsui-Miike Mining

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Mr. Liu treats the teachers with home-made dumplings.

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Mr. Liu telling his story at Mitsui-Miike Mining: I worked in a coal mine.
We didnt have enough food to eat and no clothes to wear in the minesK

one day a foreman struck me in the leg with an axeK

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Attorney Kang Jian showing the X-ray image of Mr. Liu Qians
crippled leg.  Attorney Kang is a leading lawyer of lawsuits filed
in Japan courts for former "comfort women" and forced labor victims

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Solidarity with Attorney Kang Jian (Front row: third from left)

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Sightseeing tour of the Forbidden City

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An evening at the Wang Fu Jing Shopping District

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It's time for the concluding session

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Break-out for small group discussion at the concluding session

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Evaluating and celebrating the successful completion of the
Study Tour at the concluding session

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Warmest appreciation from teachers to our photographer, Andrew

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Showing appreciation to the organizers, Thekla and Joseph of Canada ALPHA

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We made it!  Group photo at the end of the Study Tour