“Old Beijing”- People often talk about the city as if it once existed in a pure, untouched version. But in reality Beijing has always been a city shaped by waves of migrants. It is difficult to find a better example of this than “Dashilan”, just southwest of the Qianmen Gate. For hundreds of years this area of Beijing was the ever-simmering melting pot of the capital. Dashilan was the place where people would first enter Beijing. Through hard labor, personal relations, money, skills or whatever they brought with them, newcomers would find their way into the urban society.
On April 22, 27, 30 and May 1 our public History Space in Dashilan will feature Jens Schott Knudsen’s portraits of three families living in Dashilan from our Beijing Arrivals project.On all of these dates we organize a walk in the area where you can meet some of our neighbors and hear about the many hundred years history of Dashilan.
Time: 14：00am - 16:30pm
To reserve your spot, please email -