The Story of Tiananmen

The Story of Tiananmen

11_Nov_Tiananmen_1976-77_-1_small_redTian'anmen: The Gate of Heavenly Peace. We all know about it; it feels like it has always been there.

The Portrait of Mao Zedong that hangs on the wall is carved into the minds of billions of people - my mind as well as yours!

But how did Tian'anmen become what it is today?

In this talk we trace the background of Tian'anmen Gate through pictures that were taken of it over the last hundred years, piecing together the history of Modern China's most important piece of architecture.