As home to hundreds of colleges and universities, the
city of Nanjing is a seat of Chinese learning, and Nanjingers
are considered to be among the more cultured of China's
people. The city's premiere university, Nanjing University
forms the focus of city life, and the streets around
the campus have a dynamic feel to them. Many foreigners
are drawn here because they can get absorbed in Chinese
culture and make friends with the locals without having
to live too far from familiar comforts of western living.
Nanjing is the right size and offers a good venue for
your Chinese adventure.
Nanjing is the historic "Capital of the South" and is
only a few hours west of Shanghai which can be reached
by one of the new super speed trains. Nanjing lies on
the south bank of the Yangtze River and is the capital
of Jiangsu Province. Nanjing is proud of its tree-lined
streets and historic sites from the Ming Dynasty such
as the city wall. The beautiful silk, lake and tea cities
of Suzhou and Hangzhou are within easy reach for weekend
visits. The Yellow Mountain, said to be one of China's
most beautiful holy mountains, is within a five-hour
drive of the city.
|Nanjing's Buzzing Economy
Today Nanjing has become a bustling metropolis with
skyscrapers, hotels and malls. The city is a prime destination
for tourists to China and also has a strong student element.
Koreans, Germans and French make up the majority of working
expatriates in Nanjing, mostly engineers. As far as
eating goes, there's enough variety to keep people busy
for quite a while: Thai, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Swedish,
German, American and Chinese restaurants can be found
in the Xinjiekou area.
Referred to as Nanking in older western literature,
Nanjing has been the capital of 6 ancient dynasties in
the history of China, as well as that of the Kuomintang
governed Republic of China in the turbulent 20th century
years until 1949. Capital of the 19th Century Taiping
Heavenly Kingdom of 1851-64, Nanjing was the centre of
a semi-Christian revolution that swept from the countryside
to the city and very nearly overthrew the Qing Dynasty
|Nanjing's Best Universities
Nanjing is an important city for both education and
educational research in China. The number of higher
learning institutions in the city ranks the 3rd among
all the cities in China. With 35 universities and colleges,
Nanjing has some of the best research teams in the country,
with many professors being accepted to the prestigious
Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of
Engineering. Nanjing University has been welcoming foreign
students for many years, and Nanjing Normal University
has a good reputation for caring for its students' welfare.
This 100 years old university has an outstanding quality
of education and excellent facilities. Its 16 schools
and 36 departments offer a full range of courses at all
levels.A great place to live, with a peaceful and beautiful
campus, Nanjing University has countless social activities
fully made available to overseas students.
|Nanjing Normal University
The university was founded on the former campus of the
women's university, Jinling
College in 1952.Nanjing Normal University's campus is just as beautiful
as Nanjing University's.The university is situated
in the Northwest part of the city, near the city center,
Xuanwu Lake, the old city wall and the other universities.