May 3rd #chinadiary

The Great Wall & the Purple Mountain
"It has been some time since I made an entry" - it surely has! Carl has little to say about that time, and makes today's entry about Wuchang and Nanking, firecrackers, boating, walls, temples, the University of Nanking ("one of the best equipped, and best arranged schools I have seen in the Orient") and the Southeastern University, the biggest government university in Nanking.

Carl also goes for a walk on the wall: "my, but that wall just grows on one. It is a grand old ivy and grass covered monument to the stability and immobility of China."

All in all, he sounds very busy and rather than reflective and writerly, he is engaging with his colleagues and his surroundings, just absorbing it all.