Barbarians, Rogues, and Rebels: The Story of Beijing’s Legation Quarter

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NUO Hotel Beijing , 2A Jiangtai Lu Thu 20 Jun 2019

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Take a walk through Beijing’s former legation quarter and straight into the heart of Old Peking. Forced upon Beijing’s residents by gun and treaty, the legation quarter was a world unto itself where a polyglot community of diplomats, soldiers, spies, criminals, and commercial enterprises flourished surrounded by the decay of the imperial capital. Learn about the history of Beijing’s international settlement and meet some of the people who lived there, including pivotal events as the Anglo-French invasion of 1860, the Boxer War, and the Japanese Occupation. Along the way, search for what remains of the architectural legacy left by the pre-revolutionary foreign community and dish on some of the dark secrets, strange tales, and unsolved mysteries which still haunt the streets and lanes of the Legation Quarter and its environs.
Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019
Time: 10.00AM-12.30PM
Event admission: 300 RMB (260 RMB for members of The Hutong) including all admission costs, guide fees, and tips
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Venue name: NUO Hotel Beijing
WeChat: jeremiah_jenne
English address: 2A Jiangtai Lu, Lido, Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 市朝阳区将台路甲2号
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