Study Tour in Shanghai

 

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The delegation of 24 (including the photographer)
begins the 14-days Peace & Reconciliation Study Tour in China from Shanghai.

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Delegates from Ontario

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Delegates from British Columbia

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Riding on the coach - main transportation means for the study tour

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The Academic Building of Shanghai Normal University
where a series of seminars are held.

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A seminar on Japan¡¦s military sexual slavery system hosted
by the History Department of Shanghai Normal University.

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Professor Su Zhi Liang, Director of Center for Study

on Chinese "Comfort Women" of Shanghai Normal University.

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Active participation in the discussion

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Presenting a certificate of appreciation to Prof. Su

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Madam Wan Ai Hua bears witness to the sexual slavery

system of the Japanese military. She is the first Chinese

"comfort woman" who came forward to bear witness in public.

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Madam Wan demonstrates how she was beaten up by the perpetrators.

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Showing great empathy for Madam Wan

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Interpreting Wan¡¦s testimony¡Xfrom a dialect of Shanxi Province to Mandarin,
and then to English

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Crying together with Madam Wan. On the left is Syliva Yu,

a Korean Canadian writer who is working on a book about "comfort women".

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Showing solidarity with Madam Wan. Next to Madam Wan are

Ms. Thekla Lit, tour coordinator and Mr. Greg Smith, tour leader.

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Waiting for permission to enter a former "comfort station" -

Qian Cang Zhan which is now a vocational training facility.

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Eyewitness Mr. Chen Bing Rong, a retired teacher and former

owner of the property, testifies how the building was taken away

in 1943 by the Japanese Army from the civilian owner -- Mr. Chen¡¦s

family. The Chens were forced to live an annexed shed.

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Court yard of the former "comfort station". "The Japanese Imperial Army needed

more "comfort stations" to boost morale of its soldiers to keep fighting," explains

Prof. Su.

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Visit to the Shanghai Si Hang Warehouse (The Warehouse of Four Banks),

the last stronghold of the Chinese Army fighting against Japanese invaders

during the Battle of Shanghai, 1937.

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Statue of Colonel Xie Jin-Yuan, commander at the Si Hang Warehouse.

The courage and valour of his regiment boosted the morale of the

Chinese people in the war of resistance against Japanese invasion.

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Photo of the original Si Hang Warehouse at the lobby leading to the exhibition hall

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Model showing the strategic location of Si Hang Warehouse

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"Shanghai did not fall in three days as the Japanese invaders had proclaimed.

The Battle of Shanghai lasted three months and then the invasion to Nanjing

began," explains Mr. Lu Chuang Liang, Curator of the Si Hang Exhibition Hall.
(Click here to view more photos of the visit to Si Hang Warehouse provided by China918.net)

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Visit to the Jewish Refugee Memorial Hall of Shanghai (former Ohel Moishe

Synagogue) in Hongkou District

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Eyewitness Mr. Wang Fa Liang gives an account on the

lives of Jewish refugees during the war.

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Mr. Wang introducing Dr. Ho Feng Shan, the Chinese Consul General in Nazi

occupied Austria, who saved thousands of Jews by issuing them visas to

escape from the Holocaust in 1938 and 1939.

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Celebrating Anita¡¦s birthday in Shanghai

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Touring the Yu Yuan Garden, a 400 year old classical

Chinese garden in the Old Town of Shanghai

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Beautiful "Chinese air-conditioners" help fan off the heat at the courtyard of

the Yu Yuan Garden opera theatre.

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Cruising HuangPu River after a day's hard work

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Toronto delegates on the open-deck of the cruise ferry

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Viewing the nostalgic buildings along the Bund from the cruise ferry 

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Opposite to the Bund is the newly developed area in

PuDong as viewed from the cruise ferry

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Getting a feel of Shanghai's busiest shopping area in the evening at Nanjing Road

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Taking the leisure to cruise the West Lake of Hangzhou, en route to YiWu

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Beautiful scenery of the West Lake

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Beautiful scenery of the West Lake

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Enjoying the West Lake

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