By Taylor Benton. During our time in Nanjing, we visited multiple places including the Ming Tombs and the Nanjing Massacre Museum. The Ming Tombs we’re surrounded by a large park filled with trees, semi-cleaner air, and animal statues. These statues served as guards for the first Ming Emperor who was buried there. When we visited the Nanjing Massacre Museum on the second afternoon, I was both intrigued and saddened by the statues, photos, and panels of script that I passed. The museum itself was constructed beautifully, but the stories that I read and the images I saw were hard to process all at once. While the museum was constructed to memorialize the survivors and victims of the Nanjing Massacre, I was surprised to read about China’s hopes and proclamations for peace at the conclusion of the museum’s displays. I hope that this goal can be achieved for the Chinese citizens as they continue to remember this tragedy.