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Sept. 2, Sunday: All-day Excursion to the Eastern Qing Tombs

WHAT: Day-long Outing to the Eastern Qing Tombs, led by Wang Xiaoxin (in English)

WHEN: Sept. 2, Sunday 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM

WHERE: Please board the bus at 9 AM in the Hilton Hotel parking lot, Third Ring Road

HOW MUCH: to be determined in August

RSVP: Please email communications.ras.bj@gmail.com no later than August 29th with full names and mobile numbers for each participant, and write “Qing Tombs” in the subject header

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT:  Chinese historian Wang Xiaoxin will discuss fengshui, tomb-robbers and other secrets (in English)  of the Eastern Qing Tombs at Zunhua, 125 kilometers northesast of Beijing.  In this vast 80-square-kilometer necropolis are the final resting places of five Qing Dynasty emperors, 15 empresses and less well known concubines and minor nobles. The tombs of  Emperor Qian Long and of Dowager Empress Cixi in particular are famous for their elaborate stone carvings. Lunch and bottled water are included in the price; please dress appropriately for warm weather and some walking!


         In July and August RASBJ will have its traditional summer recess, and will resume normal programming in September. 

         On Sunday, Sept. 2 please join our day-long excursion to the Eastern Qing Tombs, led by historian Wang Xiaoxin who will reveal the human stories (in English) of the Manchu luminaries buried in this vast necropolis. See you in September!  And thanks for your support. 

     EMAIL PROBLEMS?  Recently some members have experienced problems while emailing RSVP's to the RASBJ email address. Or they've seen event notices unexpectedly treated as spam when that never happened before.  We're resolving the problem.  If you've experienced difficulties like this, please let us know by emailing communications.ras.bj@gmail.com  But please check your spam folders first; the missing event notices might just be lurking in there! 




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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