Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Wordless Wednesday: Exploring Nanjing

Student Blogger Hope Parker, Master of Arts in International Studies ’20, shares some pictures from Nanjing and a lecture in Shanghai. Most of the photos are from daily life and sites in Nanjing, such as Xuanwu Lake and other places near the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. This installment of our “Wordless Wednesday” series can be more accurately described as “Almost Wordless Wednesday”—we include a few words below to help you learn more about Nanjing and the surrounding area.

Xuanwu Lake at the beginning of spring.

The view from Sun Yat-sen’s mausoleum.

Students have the opportunity to attend the annual Barnett-Oksenberg Lecture in Shanghai, which features a different speaker each year to discuss their perspective on Sino-US relations. This year Susan Thornton, former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, delivered the lecture.

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is situated close to many of the former embassies in China. The former US Embassy is now a hotel, but has this plaque outside to mark the previous embassy.

A park at Purple Mountain (Zhongshan), close to the Hopkins-Nanjing Center.

Photos by Hope Parker, Hopkins-Nanjing Center Master of Arts in International Studies ’20