Beijing: A 19th Century Photo History

4 February 2012

In this talk, Dr Richard Wu uses photographs to track the tumultuous changes in Beijing from the last days of Qing dynasty (1900) up to the end of the Nationalist regime (1949). Events explored will include the intrigue between Empress Dowager Cixi and Emperor Guangxu in the Forbidden City, and the invasion of the League of Eight Nations armies. The talk will also focus on the nine city gates of Beijing, some of which still stand today as the last remnants of Imperial China.

Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Location: Nicholson Museum

Cost: Free

Contact: Museum Reception

Phone: (02) 9351 2812

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