DowagerThe Dowager and the Dynasty: A Walk and Discussion at the Summer Palace

Date: Saturday, May 27th
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: 300 RMB, 260 RMB for members includes all entrance tickets.

The Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) was one of the most notorious figures of Modern Chinese history. For nearly a half century, she used her cunning and connections to rule China from behind the throne.

Even today, many still blame her for spending money on an elaborate pleasure garden at a time China faced grave threats from without and within. But the real story of the Empress Dowager Cixi – and the Summer Palace she built – is more complicated.

As we stroll along the shoreline and hillsides of her magnificent creation, we will discuss the life and legacy of this fascinating historical figure.


Spaces for this walk are limited and registration is required. Details about the walk including meeting points and payment information will be sent in your reservation confirmation.  

There are no minimums for our public walks. If you sign up, we’re walking!

Future Dates:

  • Thursday, June 29th

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Celebrating a Decade of Exceptional Cultural Experiences

We opened our Hutong courtyard doors ten years back with a simple wish: to create a special place where people could come together, learn from one another, and have a great time. We never imagined we would be where we are today: running programs across China, with an incredible team from across the globe.

十年前我打开了在北新九道湾1号的四合院大,只了一个愿望:大家提供一个可以相聚,学与共享美好光的平台。就这样,胡同可以从那个时候一直走到了今天。现在,我们拥有这来自世界各地的团队,并在全中国各个地方都有不同的活动, For our ten-year anniversary, we’ll be celebrating each month of 2017.  一眨眼,十年去了,在迎接2017年的到来的同,我想要和大家一起个难得的庆典

The Hutong’s Tenniversary: