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The Ming and the Manchus: A Walk and Discussion at the Forbidden City

  • Tiananmen West Metro Stop Exit B 102 Nan Chang Jie Beijing, Beijing Shi China (map)

Cost: 300 RMB (260 RMB for members of The Hutong) includes all guide fees and admission tickets

For nearly 600 years, the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties governed China from behind the high red walls of the Forbidden City. This walk and discussion looks at what life was like in the palace for the men and women who lived and worked there. 

We will talk about the differences between the two dynasties. The Ming were a Chinese dynasty, founded in 1368 by a commoner who rose to become emperor. The Qing Dynasty was founded by the Manchus, a people from what is today Northeast China. Beginning in 1644, the Qing Empire ruled China by conquest.

Although the Qing Dynasty ended in 1912, the imperial legacy continues to influence China’s present and future.

Spaces for this walk are limited and registration is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with complete walk details and directions to our meeting location.