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The Spirit of the Southern Capital

Yesterday our group visited the Nanjing Massacre Museum, a museum honoring and remembering the approximately 300,000 citizens of Nanjing that were killed by the Japanese in 1937 during their invasion of China. It was a very solemn place where most people were very quiet as they walked through. Kristen, a member of our trip who has also visited old concentration camps in Germany, said that the museum reminded her of the heart wrenching emotions she and others felt as they visited the camps. It’s saddening to think something so horrible can happen, but it is uplifting to see how Nanjing has recovered since then. After the museum, many of us went to Xuan Wu Lake. Despite the muggy weather, the lake was absolutely beautiful. We rode a boat across the lake as well. With its beautiful locations, wonderful food, and helpful people, Nanjing is turning out to be an amazing city. Today some of us are planning on visiting Nanjing’s famous Purple Mountain as well as some temples, so I’ll tell you all about that very soon.

Colton McCormick

Colton McCormick, from Savannah, Tennessee has just finished his freshman year. He hopes his Study Abroad experience may help solidify his interest and help him in declaring a major. Before entering UNA, he has been to England, France and Italy, but has always wanted to travel to China. Follow his adventure.

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