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EVENTS

FRIDAY, DEC. 14: BEIJING HISTORICAL PUB QUIZ NIGHT

Beijing Postcards Historical Pub Quiz.

WHEN: Friday, Dec.14  

Happy Hour 7:30 PM;

 Quiz begins 8:00 PM


WHERE: The Bookworm,  Building 4,

Nan Sanlitun Rd., Beijing, tel: 6586 9507

HOW MUCH: Free, but please scan

the QR code on the poster to reserve a seat
 
ABOUT THE EVENT:   
     Why did the concubines of the Emperor Jiajing try to kill him?

When was prostitution legalized in Beijing? Where is the First Ring Road?

     Test your knowledge about the city you live in at the “Beijing

Postcards Historical Pub Quiz” at the Bookworm on Friday Dec.14,

in conjunction with the Royal Asiatic Society Beijing (RASBJ). 

This quiz is partly a talk, partly a gameshow. All questions relate to the

history of Beijing. We strive to inspire curiosity and new perspectives on

this fascinating city. The topics are rooted in archival research done by

Beijing Postcards; answers come from dusty archives, not Wikipedia! But

don't be afraid -- questions are multiple-choice.   Register your team --

up to 6 people per team -- and accept the challenge! 

 


SUNDAY, JAN.13: IMPERIAL TILE FACTORY EXCURSION

 

You’re invited to join our excursion to an imperial tile factory near the Ming Tombs, one of the last in Beijing.  See the kilns where these colorful yellow, green and turquoise roof ornaments were produced for the 13 Ming emperors’ tombs, the Temple of Heaven, and other imperial structures. We’ll learn about the art of the imperial tiles, or liuliwa, and bricks, then stroll through a rural village to see them in current use at an empress’s grave and the wall of the last Ming Emperor’s tomb. The tour includes a 15-dish village lunch. And a chance to buy tiles as mementoes at the tile factory’s courtyard, packed with stacks of animal-shaped roof finials and architectural adornments.  

 

WHAT: Imperial Tile Factory excursion, north of Beijing City in Changping

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 13, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM approx

HOW MUCH: TBD   

TRANSPORT: The bus leaves from the parking lot of the Hilton Hotel, east 3rd Ring Road, near Liangmaqiao subway stop, at 09:00 AM.

RSVP: email communications.ras.bj@gmail.com and write “Imperial Tile” in the subject header, with attendees’ names and cell numbers. NOTE: Attendees will be limited; RASBJ members have priority.  


WATCH THIS SPACE

 

     On Dec. 14, Friday evening, please join us for another crowd-pleaser: the Historical Beijing Quiz at the Bookworm, run by the one-and-only Lars Ulrik Thom of Beijing Postcards.  It's free, but please register if you want to be sure of grabbing a seat.

     Then on Jan. 13, Sunday, you're invited to join our visit to the Imperial Tile Factory in Changping, where those colorful tiles found on the magnificent roofs of the Ming Tombs and other imperial architecture were produced and fired. Although the kilns are no longer in use, many whimsical yellow, green and multi-colored roof tiles are still being sold to lucky visitors who've found their way to this out-of-the-way showroom. 

NEWS FOR MEMBERS: To enter the Members' Section on the website, go to the lower lefthand corner of the homepage, find "members login" and enter the password.  If you believe you're an RASBJ member but haven't been given the password, please email enquiries@rasbj.org to ask for it (after ensuring you're fully paid up).  Only members in good standing will have access to the Members' Section.   

Disclaimer

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Royal Asiatic Society China, Beijing members and their guests are asked to please wear appropriate footwear and clothing when attending events or excursions, and to adhere to any safety instructions or other codes of conduct. Please also bear in mind the physical requirements of participating in the event or trip. Participation in events and excursions is at your own risk: the Royal Asiatic Society China,  Beijing accepts no liability for any loss or damage, including personal injury or damage to property.

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