John Rabe House is a small German-style building, situated at Xiaofenqiao No.1 in Gulou campus of Nanjing University. It's where John Rabe, the former Chairman of the International Committee for the Nanking Safety Zone, resided and wrote the famous "Diaries of John Rabe".
Wei Yuan (1794-1857) – famous scholar, Chinese modern enlightenment thinker from Shaoyang city of Hunan province in the last Qing Dynasty. Wei Yuan was acknowledged as one of the most outstanding intellectuals who saw the world with wide open perspectives in modern China.
Many of the images and sites that make up the worldview of Chinese culture were begun in the Ming Dynasty. Most notably, the current and completed version of the Great Wall, the architectural style represented by the Forbidden City and the popular blue and white porcelain creations.
"In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue" is how the children's nursery rhyme begins. However, more than 90 years before the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, a Chinese Muslim eunuch born in poverty ascended the ranks of the great naval powerhouse of the Ming Dynasty.
Perhaps no other statesman in recent history has affected the direction of modern politics, education and leadership in China than Sun Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen as pronounced according to Cantonese dialect). Born in Guangdong Province and educated abroad, Sun Yat-sen was a doctor, a writer, a revolutionary and then finally a politician.
The Hongwu Emperor (21 October 1328 – 24 June 1398), also known by his given name Zhu Yuanzhang and his temple name Ming Taizu (lit. "Great Ancestor of the Ming"), was the founder and first emperor of the Ming Dynasty of China. His era name Hongwu means "vastly martial".