The Dowager and the Dynasty: A Walk and Discussion at the Summer Palace

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The Old Summer Palace - No.28 West Qinghua Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
RMB 300, RMB 260 (Hutong members), ticket includes all guide fees, boat ride, tips, and admission tickets

The Dowager and the Dynasty: A Walk and Discussion at the Summer Palace

Date: Saturday, May 27th
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cost: 300 RMB, 260 RMB for members includes all entrance tickets.

The Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) was one of the most notorious figures of Modern Chinese history. For nearly a half century, she used her cunning and connections to rule China from behind the throne.

Even today, many still blame her for spending money on an elaborate pleasure garden at a time China faced grave threats from without and within. But the real story of the Empress Dowager Cixi – and the Summer Palace she built – is more complicated.

As we stroll along the shoreline and hillsides of her magnificent creation, we will discuss the life and legacy of this fascinating historical figure.

Spaces for this walk are limited and registration is required. Details about the walk including meeting points and payment information will be sent in your reservation confirmation.  

There are no minimums for our public walks. If you sign up, we’re walking!

Future Dates:

  • Thursday, June 29th
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