北京明信片之旅 Beijing Postcards: Beijing Arrivals
Saturday, November 12th, 4pm, Capital M
Tickets: 200 RMB
“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.