100 Years, 12 Visions: The Evolution of Modern Beijing
Saturday, November 9, 2019 Beijing Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall, No. 20 Qianmen Dong Dajie (北京市规划展览馆，前门东大街20号)
Price: ￥150 - 300
Saturday, November 9, 2019
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“The Evolution of Modern Beijing” is the story of how Beijing has developed over the last hundred years. We start out at the Urban Planning Exhibition Center looking at the original shape of the city at the end of the Qing Dynasty. From the impressive miniature model in the museum we will also gain an idea of what the city looks like today, but what came in between these two very different cityscapes we will explore when we start to walk. Only a couple of kilometers in to the narrow hutong alleyways we will be able to find traces of the Early Republic, the Japanese occupation, the Cultural Revolution, the Great Leap Forward and much, much more.
Finally, we will end at the Beijing Postcards gallery where we will look at historical maps from our collection all related to the different visions of the Capital that we have explored.