Maggie Connolly '07 was a 2007-08 Nanjing Grinnell Corps Fellow, and she currently lives in Nanjing. A talented photographer, Connolly took these photos of Nanjing, and of other regions in China she has visited on her travels.
This article appeared as a web extra for The Grinnell Magazine, Winter 2008.
- Nanjing skyline: A view from the north. Notice the old town city wall at the bottom. The space needle-like building is the city TV tower.
- Connolly photographed this view from her dorm.
- The view from Purple Mountain. The building construction on the far right is the tallest building in Jiangsu Province and scheduled to be the seventh tallest building in the world. The haze is an example of a normal day in Nanjing.
- This is one of the oldest buildings on campus, with a skyscraper behind it.
- Nanjing University Vice-President Pan Yi says that the Grinnell-Nanjing Exchange has 'come of age' and is now beginning its second generation.
- Dai Zhehua of Nanjing University is reviewing rationales for study abroad for students and teachers. He said Nanjing University sends more than 1,200 students abroad each year.
- Felix Zhu '05, a physics and economics major, visits the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
- Austin Dean '06 (left), a history major and 2006-07 Grinnell Corps Nanjing Fellow, at lunch with two former students.
- A Protestant cemetery in Macau, a small city-island on the southern coast of China.
- Incense rings in honor of a goddess of the sea, the protector of Macau, in one of the city's most famous temples.
- The Tiger Leaping Gorge, a canyon on the Yangtze River in the Yunnan Province.
- The centuries-old main gate at Zhonghua Men, the fortifications that protected Nanjing. This is where the Japanese took photos of their conquest of Nanjing in World War II.
- Stone carvings made by Buddhist monks about 1,000 years ago.
- A view of the skyscrapers growing out of Hong Kong Island.
- A photo taken in old town Lijiang, Yunnan Province, Southern China.