Expert Guided: Private Nanjing Massacre Museum Tour via Highspeed Train

Expert Guided: Private Nanjing Massacre Museum Tour via Highspeed Train
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$124
Duration: 9 hours
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Before the tour, we recommend you to read the following book by Iris Chang:

The Rape of Nanking, a book that recounts the horrible events in that eastern Chinese city under Japanese occupation in the late 1930s. Nanking, she writes, served as a kind of laboratory in which Japanese soldiers were taught to slaughter unarmed, unresisting civilians, as they would later do throughout Asia. Likening their victims to insects and animals, the Japanese commanders orchestrated a campaign in which several hundred thousand--no one is sure just how many--Chinese soldiers and noncombatants alike were killed. Chang turns up an unlikely hero in German businessman John Rabe, a devoted member of the Nazi party who importuned Adolf Hitler to intervene and stop the slaughter, and who personally saved the lives of countless residents of Nanking. She also suggests that the Japanese government pay reparations and apologize for its army's horrific acts of 60 years ago.

You will take the fast speed train to Nanjing and visit the Nanjing Massacre Museum to learn what happened to the people of Nanjing during the six-week period following the Japanese capture of Nanjing, then capital of the Republic of China, in 1937. The museum is built on the site, where thousands of bodies have been excavated from mass graves. Through a versatility of means for exhibitions, you will learn about the tragedy of the atrocities in Nanjing. Customize your itinerary according to your interests and relish the flexibility of this private tour; venture to restaurants recommended by your guide for lunch (own expense) and at the end return to your private vehicle after a full day of Nanjing exploration. Bid your guide farewell at your Shanghai hotel, where the tour concludes.

Before the tour, we recommend you to read the following book by Iris Chang:

The Rape of Nanking, a book that recounts the horrible events in that eastern Chinese city under Japanese occupation in the late 1930s. Nanking, she writes, served as a kind of laboratory in which Japanese soldiers were taught to slaughter unarmed, unresisting civilians, as they would later do throughout Asia. Likening their victims to insects and animals, the Japanese commanders orchestrated a campaign in which several hundred thousand--no one is sure just how many--Chinese soldiers and noncombatants alike were killed. Chang turns up an unlikely hero in German businessman John Rabe, a devoted member of the Nazi party who importuned Adolf Hitler to intervene and stop the slaughter, and who personally saved the lives of countless residents of Nanking. She also suggests that the Japanese government pay reparations and apologize for its army's horrific acts of 60 years ago.