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The Great Escape - Last Emperor Puyi in Tianjin (Premiere Walk)
Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 to 18:30
Exit D, Tuanjiehu Subway Station, Beijing 团结湖地铁站D口
Organizer: Beijing Postcards More Events

Price: ¥680

The Great Escape - Last Emperor Puyi in Tianjin (Premiere Walk)

Price: ¥680

The Great Escape - Last Emperor Puyi in Tianjin (Premiere Walk)
Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 to 18:30
Exit D, Tuanjiehu Subway Station, Beijing 团结湖地铁站D口
Organizer: Beijing Postcards More Events

Price: ¥680

The Great Escape - Last Emperor Puyi in Tianjin (Premiere Walk)

Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 to 18:30 Exit D, Tuanjiehu Subway Station, Beijing 团结湖地铁站D口

Price: ¥680

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Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 to 18:30

Exit D, Tuanjiehu Subway Station, Beijing 团结湖地铁站D口 Exit D, Tuanjiehu Subway Station, Beijing 团结湖地铁站D口
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Beijing Postcards is a company dedicated to Chinese history. We collect historical photographs, maps and prints utilizing these unique resources to create meaningful souvenirs related to China. Literally everything we do starts with archival research and, in addition to our products, we also host historical talks, walks and exhibitions. So far we have focused our efforts on Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. 

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In 1925 the last emperor Puyi fled from Beijing to Tianjin. It was an escape performed in open daylight. Puyi simply just took the train. It must have taken hours to travel the distance between the two cities. Today the same ride can be done in 25 minutes, nevertheless the city of Tianjin ironically seems mentally much more distant to most Beijingers than what it was in 1925.

When the boy emperor arrived in Tianjin to seek refuge in the international concession, the city was one of the most happening places in North China. Puyi explored the city with an enormous appetite. In the society pages of newspapers he is pictured playing golf, dancing tango and participating in picnics much more. For a child that had lived most of his life inside the Imperial Palace, Tianjin was a whole new world. However despite his glamorous lifestyle, the emperor wished to be reinstated on the throne. Most countries were reluctant to support his claim, but in 1931 the Japanese gave him an offer that he could not refuse...

Beijing Postcards is now following in the footsteps of the ‘boy Emperor’. We have no claim on the imperial throne (less can do), but we have discovered that Tianjin is an amazing unpolished gem and we will premiere our new Puyi themed Tianjin Walk and an exhibition in Tianjin.

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Beijing Postcards is a company dedicated to Chinese history. We collect historical photographs, maps and prints utilizing these unique resources to create meaningful souvenirs related to China. Literally everything we do starts with archival research and, in addition to our products, we also host historical talks, walks and exhibitions. So far we have focused our efforts on Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. 

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