Transformation Beijing

Transformation BeijingDid you know that the Tian'anmen 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. Tian'anmen – 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 Tian'anmen 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. 

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Event date: 02-28-2016 02:00 下午
Event End Date: 02-28-2016 04:00 下午
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price ¥100.00
Location The Hutong
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