About Nanjing

Situated at the southern bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing has a history of over 2,500 years. Having served as the capital city for nearly 500 years, it is recognized as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, also known as the “capital of six dynasties” and the “metropolis of ten regimes”. This melting pot of the changing dynasties coupled with the constant arrival of migrants to the city have made it a uniquely inclusive city.

The city’s famous scenic spots include the Confucian Temple in the Qinhuai River Belt, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the Ming Dynasty City Wall, the Republican period Former Presidential Palace, the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum and the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. Cittaslow has discovered China, and has awarded a little village “Yaxi” within Nanjing’s Gaochun county in Jiangsu the title of “the leisurely city “. The Sightseeing Pedestrian Bridges over the Yangtze have become the postcard scenery of the new city.

Recommended Tourist Itineraries:

2-day Experience Of Folk Customs

Day1: Visit the Nanjing Yunjin Museum, Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge and Nanjing Museum

Day2: Visit the Former Presidential Palace, Jiangning Imperial Silk Manufacturing Museum, and Nanjing Folk Customs Museum in the morning, and Zhonghua Gate, Jiangnan Examination Hall, Confucian Temple in the afternoon. A night trip of the Qinhua River.

Visa Application

Conference participants may need a Chinese visa to enter China. Specifically, those who are not Chinese citizens, except passport holders from Singapore, Brunei, and Japan, need a Chinese visa. Participants can apply for a visa at the Chinese embassy or consulate in the region in which they live. To avoid uncertainty, participants will be advised to apply for a visa as early as possible. It is recommended that they apply for a Chinese visa at least 1 month in advance.

For most attendees, it is easier to apply for a Tourist ("L") visa; an invitation letter is NOT required for obtaining a Tourist visa.

* For more information, please contact the local Chinese Embassy in your country.

Invitation Letters

1. The invitation letter will be issued after the successful registration.
2. Your name must be listed exactly as it appears on your passport. Any differences between the name on your passport and the name on your invitation letter or other documentation could lead to a delay and/or denial of your visa.
3. Please note ICISPP Conference and the organizing committees of the conference are not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Invitation Letter issued by ICISPP Conferences and conference Committee Board. Should your application be denied, ICISPP Conferences and the organizing committee of the conference cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ICISPP Conferences and the organizing committee of the conference engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on b ehalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied.
4. It takes around one month for the Embassy to process the VISA application, please register as early as you can to make sure you have enough time.