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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!

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