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Nanjing

Nanjing is a very important city in the history of China. More than 600 years ago during the Ming dynasty, the emperor of China moved the capitol southward from Beijing to Nanjing, under the Manchurian invasion. Famous tourist attractions are the Cin Hwai River, the Ming Emperor and Dr. Sun Yat Sen tombs, the remains of the old city walls of Ming and the Memorial Museum of the Massacre of Nanjing.

The Ming Dynasty is the most erotic era in Chinese history. The Cin Hwai River was reputed for the proliferation of whorehouses all along its banks. Some of these whorehouses were actually run by the Ming government.

The more recent Republic of China, established after 1911 revolution, also moved the capitol from Beijing to Nanjing during WWII, under the Japanese Invasion. Nanjing soon fell to the enemy during the beginning of the war. Within a few days after siezing the city, the Japanese troops slaughtered over 300,000 people, all innocent citizens regardless of age and sex, and dis-armed soldiers. This act was intended to terrify the entire population of China in order to coerce the country to surrender. On the contrary, the massacre only reinforced the will of the suffering people to fight back and eventually won the war in three years and eight months.

I went to Nanjing on a business trip for a couple of days in February 2006. Here are some snap shots that I took during the off hours of my stay.
Street Scene 1 - Nanjing
Street Scene 1 - Nanjing
Street Scene 2 - Nanjing
Street Scene 2 - Nanjing
Cin Hwai Riverside Park 1
Cin Hwai Riverside Park 1
Inside the Ming City Walls
Inside the Ming City Walls
Cin Hwai Riverside Park 2
Cin Hwai Riverside Park 2
Vulture Mother's Summon
Vulture Mother's Summon
Cin Hwai Riverside Park 3
Cin Hwai Riverside Park 3
The Ancient Ming Wall
The Ancient Ming Wall
The Grocery
The Grocery
Moaning Of The Dead
Moaning Of The Dead
The Suffering
The Suffering
Buying A Kite
Buying A Kite
Cin Hwai Riverside Promenade
Cin Hwai Riverside Promenade
Death Count
Death Count