Gen Z intl students tour through Shanghai's history
International students visit New Zealander Rewi Alley's former residence in Shanghai. Alley was a writer, political activist, revolutionary and social reformer who dedicated 60 years of his life to the cause of the Communist Party of China. [Photo by Gao Erqiang/chinadaily.com.cn]
More than 20 international students from universities in Shanghai participated in the city's "International Students See Shanghai" activity on Sept 27.
The Gen Z students — those born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s — are students at Fudan University, Tongji University, East China Normal University and Shanghai University.
They visited Qian Xuesen's former residence and Rewi Alley's former residence, and toured along Suzhou Creek and around Zhongshan Park.
After a tour of the well-preserved historical relics, the activity was intended to reveal Shanghai's history and culture as well as the city's soft power to the students.
Students stroll along Suzhou Creek, which is also known as "the mother river of Shanghai". [Photo by Gao Erqiang/chinadaily.com.cn]
Students show check out exhibits on display at Qian Xuesen's former residence. Qian was an engineer and scientist and considered to be "the father of China's missile and space program". [Photo by Gao Erqiang/chinadaily.com.cn]