Purchase College-State University of New York, Purchase, New York
2009 China Study Tour Participant
I thank NJ-ALPHA for including me in the 2009 China Study Tour. It was a well planned study tour, and I learned a great deal from all the activities – visiting Museums and Historical Sites, group discussions, and conversations with Chinese scholars; but I particularly appreciate the invaluable opportunities of meeting the survivors of the Rape of Nanjing and the Japanese biological war in Western Yunnan, and I will never forget these strong, honest, and decent men and women and their stories, which I have shared with my students. For me, listening to the survivors was the most important experience during the tour, for their voices provide the most solid reason for learning and preserving the History of World War II in Asia.