Study Tour in Nanjing

 

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Visiting the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by
Japanese Invaders
and paying tribute to the 300,000 victims

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Commemorative Cross and Peace Bell on the Mourning Square of the Memorial Hall

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Learning the other features of the Mourning Square

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The Memorial Hall is located at one of the mass burial site of victims
slaughtered by the Japanese invaders.  This is a
corner of the mass burial graveyard.

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Visiting the excavated part of the mass burial site

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An exhibit showing a skeleton of a woman with a bullet hole on her forehead

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There are 7 layers of corpses buried in this site.

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Displays in the Memorial Hall

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A display depicting slaughtering of Chinese victims in front of the
grave of battle horses of the Japanese Imperial Army

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A display depicting war-torn Nanjing after the Massacre
in the eyes of a Japanese artist from Nagoya

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Seminar with Curator of the Memorial Hall

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Curator of the Memorial Hall, Mr. Zhu Cheng Shan
answering questions from the delegates

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The Learning Resource Human Rights in the Asia Pacific 1931-1945:
Social Responsibility and Global Citizenship
developed by the BC Ministry of
Education in partnership with B.C. ALPHA is presented to Curator Zhu

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Listening to survivors' testimony

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Madam Xia Shu Qin showing the scars of her 3 stabbed wounds. 
7 of her 9 family members were slaughtered including her mother
and 2 elder sisters who were gang raped during the Nanjing Massacre. 
Madam Xia was then 8 years old.

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Mr. Luo Zhong Yang, who escaped from the killing field,
is an eyewitness of the massacre.

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Mr. Jiang Gen Fu, whose father was taken away and disappeared
and whose mother and sisters were raped and killed by the
Japanese Imperial Army in 1937. His one-month old baby brother was thrown
to death by a Japanese soldier.

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Video-taping survivors' testimonies

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Presenting Certificate of Appreciation to survivors who
share their heart-breaking stories with the delegates

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Making donation to the newly setup foundation to assist
the aged survivors of Nanjing Massacre

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A reflective moment at the Memorial Hall

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Laying wreath at the memorial in remembrance of the victims

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Paying tribute at the memorial commemorating victims slaughtered
at Zhongshan Wharf during the Nanjing Massacre - more than
5,000
young refugees were bound first and swept by machine guns for
4 hours at this spot.

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The statue of John Rabe at the Memorial Hall. Mr. Rabe was Chair of
the International Committee for the Nanking Safety Zone,
who saved
tens of thousands of Chinese people during Nanjing Massacre

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Visiting former residence of Mr. John Rabe which will soon be
designated as a historic site by the municipal government of Nanjing.

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Paying tribute to the statue of Madam Minnie Vautrin at
Nanjing Normal University (former Ginling Women's Arts &
Science College) which was the principal refugee
camp for children and women of the International Safety
Zone during Nanjing Massacre.  Madam Vautrin courageously
worked day and night to protect the defenseless women and children.

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Visit to Nanjing Normal University

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Workshop with historians of the Nanjing Massacre
Research Center of Nanjing Normal University

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Prof. Jing Sheng Hong introducing the heroic work of Madam Minnie Vautrin

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Conscientiously taking note at the workshop

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Visiting Nanjing Nanhu High School

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Meeting with history teachers of Nanhu for sharing teaching experience
on issues of war-time atrocities, and global citizenship

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Sharing Canadian and World Studies - Ontario Curriculum for Grade 11 & 12
with teachers of Nanhu

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A warm moment with the principal of Nanhu No. 1 High School,
Madam Zhao Hua (1st on the right)

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Canadian and Chinese teachers standing side by side

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Reception hosted by Jiangsu Chinese Overseas Friendship Association

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Sightseeing at the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen

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A light moment visiting the old City Wall of Nanjing

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