Tiananmen and the Making of Modern Beijing: A Walk and Discussion at Tiananmen Square
Date: Sunday, November 19th
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost: 200 RMB (160 RMB for members includes all entrance tickets.)
For much of China’s modern history, the area around Tiananmen has been the political epicenter for the Chinese nation. It is the beating heart of Beijing and the stage for some of recent history’s most dramatic moments. This two-hour walk and discussion will take us through Beijing’s history from its days as an imperial capital through the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and down to the present day.
We’ll visit the Beijing Urban Planning Hall (a fascinating museum in desperate need of a catchier name!) and explore Tiananmen Square. We will conclude our stroll by taking in two of Beijing’s most beautiful parks, both former imperial spaces that were part of the Forbidden City.
Along the way, we’ll also discuss the political significance of Tiananmen, and the ongoing evolution of Beijing from imperial capital to a modern megalopolis.
Spaces for this walk are limited and registration is required. Details about the walk including meeting points and payment information will be sent by email as part of your registration confirmation.
We never cancel a walk and discussion. If you sign up, we’re walking!
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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.
十年前我们打开了在北新桥九道湾1号的四合院大门，只为了一个愿望：为大家提供一个可以相聚，学习与共享美好时光的平台。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，十年过去了，在迎接2017年的到来的同时，我们想要和大家一起庆祝这个难得的庆典。
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