Transformation Beijing

Transformation Beijing

Did you know that the Tiananmen Gate was completely torn down in 1969? That Qianmen Gate was designed by a German architect? Or that Beijing’s old train station has mysteriously changed its location southwards? ”Transformation Beijing” is the story of three of Beijing’s most iconic buildings. Tiananmen – the old gate where laws used to be declared to the people – the old Beijing train station – built to give foreigners a chance to escape Chinese retaliation – and Qianmen – the first entrance to the inner city. All of these buildings have long lost their original purpose, but they have attained new meaning in the “New China”, to the extent that it would be nearly impossible to imagine the capital’s centre without them. Told through a unique collection of black and white photos, ”Transformation- Beijing” explains how the significance of the Tiananmen Gate was changed the minute Mao Zedong set his foot on it, how the Qianmen Gate became a symbol of Yuan Shikai’s vision of a modern Beijing and how a colonial style train station became a symbol to the Communist Party. Come to the Hutong for an afternoon of fascinating tales on Beijing’s Transformation

Saturday, September 10th, 4:00 pm, Capital M
Tickets: 200 RMB
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Event Properties

Event date: 09-10-2016 04:00 PM
Event End Date: 09-10-2016 06:00 PM
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price ¥200.00
Location Capital M