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The Scholar, the Prince, and the Diva: A Walk and Discussion in the Historic Hutongs of Beijing

  • Beihai North (Line 6) Metro Stop, Exit B Beijing China (map)
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They couldn’t have been more different from each other. One was a Manchu Prince, one of the most important officials serving the last Dynasty. Another was a brilliant scholar who would eventually become the house intellectual in another imperial court, that of Chairman Mao Zedong. Finally, Mei Lanfang was one of the famous stars of Peking opera. He was well known for his stunning portrayal of female roles on stage.

Yet all three made their home in the shaded hutongs of Beijing’s lakes district. We’ll visit their homes and palaces and discuss the lives and times of these famous figures from Beijing’s past. Duration: About two to three hours

Duration: About three hours

300 RMB per person (260 RMB for members of The Hutong) including all admission tickets, guide fees, and tips.

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