DAY TRIP: Nanjing: From the Ming Era to the Modern Republic
Time & Location
About the Event
Nanjing has a prominent place in Chinese history as one of the four great ancient capitals - thus it evolved into a hub of intellectual thought, culture, and political might. We will explore its influences from the first emperor of the mighty Ming dynasty through early 20th century's most powerful Chinese woman. The imposing 600-year-old Zhonghua Citadel showcases China's most architecturally complex defense system, complete with twenty-seven tunnels to store large quantities of food and weapons and to hold approximately 3,000 soldiers. Observe the magnificent villa of Song Mei Ling, built by her husband in traditional Chinese style while the luxurious interior is in western style. We'll discuss how this powerful couple influenced American politics during the WWII era. Ascend Yuejiang Tower for sweeping views of the Yangtze River and iconic Nanjing Bridge, as we share the stories of its symbolism. Lunch includes local specialties including vegetarian dishes.
Friday, November 22
7:30am Registration, 8am to 8:15pm
(times are subject to change based on train ticket availability)
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway station, mezzanine level above 2/F, west end of station
(metro line 2 or 10 to Hongqiao Railway Station)
RMB 980 (includes high-speed train ticket, private bus, morning snacks, water, lunch, entrance fees, a Shanghai and Beyond host, and local guide)
- Guests should provide passport copies to firstname.lastname@example.org and payment at registration
- Bring a bagged dinner for the train ride home
- Yuejiang tower has seven stories with steps. Guests with physical limitations can browse the lower levels.
Please complete the online registration by November 12. The event costs must be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Holly Cole, mobile: 156-1817-2337.