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"Peking: A Tapestry of History, Culture, and Evolution" Discover the enchanting city of Peking, now known as Beijing

Background imagePeking Collection: Map of the Trans-Siberian Railway, produced by J. Bartholomew & Co. c. 1920 (engraving)

Map of the Trans-Siberian Railway, produced by J. Bartholomew & Co. c. 1920 (engraving)
XJF696541 Map of the Trans-Siberian Railway, produced by J. Bartholomew & Co. c.1920 (engraving) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePeking Collection: Peking Man A new link in human evolution

Peking Man A new link in human evolution. Chimpanzee, Pithecanthropus, Peking Man and Piltdown Man (later shown to be a hoax). Date: 1929

Background imagePeking Collection: China, Beijing, Beijing Capital Airport

China, Beijing, Beijing Capital Airport. Part of new Terminal 3 building opened February 2008, second largest building in the world

Background imagePeking Collection: Sinanthropus, perhaps the lowest man known to science

Sinanthropus, perhaps the lowest man known to science: excavating Choukoutien Cave where Peking Man dwelt 100, 000 years ago, and moulding his image. Date: 1939

Background imagePeking Collection: China, Beijing, Gleaming glass and steel CCTV Headquarters building along Third Ring

China, Beijing, Gleaming glass and steel CCTV Headquarters building along Third Ring Road in central business district at dusk

Background imagePeking Collection: China / Beijing Gardens

China / Beijing Gardens
The gardens of the SUMMER PALACE, with the Marble Bridge on the right

Background imagePeking Collection: The Peking Observatory, illustration from Jean Baptiste du Haldes

The Peking Observatory, illustration from Jean Baptiste du Haldes
472240 The Peking Observatory, illustration from Jean Baptiste du Haldes Description geographique, historique, chronologique, politique

Background imagePeking Collection: Avro 621 Tutors in Peking including A53 circa 1931

Avro 621 Tutors in Peking including A53 circa 1931
Avro 621 Tutors in Peking, including A53. circa 1931. Date: 1931

Background imagePeking Collection: Avro 621 Tutors in Peking circa 1931

Avro 621 Tutors in Peking circa 1931
Avro 621 Tutors in Peking. circa 1931. Date: 1931

Background imagePeking Collection: Chairman mao zedong applauding red guards at a parade in tienanmen square, beijing, china, 1960s

Chairman mao zedong applauding red guards at a parade in tienanmen square, beijing, china, 1960s

Background imagePeking Collection: CHINA. BEIJING. Beijing. Forbidden City. Hall

CHINA. BEIJING. Beijing. Forbidden City. Hall

Background imagePeking Collection: Bicycles, Beijing (Peking), China, Asia

Bicycles, Beijing (Peking), China, Asia

Background imagePeking Collection: Great Wall, restored section with watchtowers, Mutianyu, near Beijing, China

Great Wall, restored section with watchtowers, Mutianyu, near Beijing, China

Background imagePeking Collection: Portrait of Beijing opera performer in costume, Beijing, China, Asia

Portrait of Beijing opera performer in costume, Beijing, China, Asia

Background imagePeking Collection: Korea Scenery / Pass 1910

Korea Scenery / Pass 1910
Korean scenery: the Peking Pass

Background imagePeking Collection: Beijing (Liebig)

Beijing (Liebig)
The temple of Ha-Ha-men

Background imagePeking Collection: Engraving depicting Emperor T'ung-chih granting an audience

Engraving depicting Emperor T'ung-chih granting an audience
3521126 Engraving depicting Emperor T'ung-chih granting an audience; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Emperor T'ung-chih (1856-1875) part of the Manchu Aisin Gioro clan

Background imagePeking Collection: Map of Peking, c.1900 (engraving)

Map of Peking, c.1900 (engraving)
532822 Map of Peking, c.1900 (engraving); (add.info.: Map of Peking (Beijing), China, circa 1900, from the 10th edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica.); Encyclopaedia Britannica/UIG.

Background imagePeking Collection: The Hsi Chih Gate, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

The Hsi Chih Gate, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436627 The Hsi Chih Gate, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. Hsi Chih gate (Hsi Chih Men), Beijing

Le Temple Biyun
2436593 Le Temple Biyun by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Temple of Azure Clouds (Biyun Si). Photo in: The Pageant of Peking, compendium of photographies by Donald Mennie

Nan Shih Men, gate , Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436591 Nan Shih Men, gate , Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Beijing gates: Nan Shih Men)

Background imagePeking Collection: The Summer Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

The Summer Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436585 The Summer Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Beijing. Summer Palace, the Jade Belt Bridge)

Background imagePeking Collection: Refectory in a Buddhist monastery, 1896 (engraving)

Refectory in a Buddhist monastery, 1896 (engraving)
2450180 Refectory in a Buddhist monastery, 1896 (engraving) by Regamey, Felix Elie (1844-1907); (add.info.: Religion. Buddhism. Refectory of bonzes in a buddhist monastery, Beijing, China)

Background imagePeking Collection: 19th Century plan of the City of Peking, 1860 (engraving)

19th Century plan of the City of Peking, 1860 (engraving)
1579603 19th Century plan of the City of Peking, 1860 (engraving); (add.info.: 19th Century plan of the City of Peking. Dated 1860.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imagePeking Collection: Peristyle of a courtroom in the Imperial Palace at Yuen-Ming-Yuen, near Beijing, China

Peristyle of a courtroom in the Imperial Palace at Yuen-Ming-Yuen, near Beijing, China
FLO4722482 Peristyle of a courtroom in the Imperial Palace at Yuen-Ming-Yuen, near Beijing, China. From Samuel Holmes (18th-19th century) Journal of a Voyage to China and Tartary

Background imagePeking Collection: Bronze Pavilion, Sumer Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

Bronze Pavilion, Sumer Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436598 Bronze Pavilion, Sumer Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Beijing, Bronze Pavilion, Summer Palace)

Background imagePeking Collection: A street, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

A street, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436587 A street, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. A street in Beijing. Photo in: The Pageant of Peking)

Background imagePeking Collection: Camel caravan, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

Camel caravan, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436578 Camel caravan, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Beijing, camels caravan on the road to the Western Hills)

Background imagePeking Collection: Hien-Fou, 1860 (engraving)

Hien-Fou, 1860 (engraving)
1579617 Hien-Fou, 1860 (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving depicts Hien-Fou, Emperor of China. Surrounding his image are landmarks of China. Dated 1860.); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imagePeking Collection: Engraving of the Great Viceroy of Peking, Yuan Shih-Kai

Engraving of the Great Viceroy of Peking, Yuan Shih-Kai
3521205 Engraving of the Great Viceroy of Peking, Yuan Shih-Kai; (add.info.: Engraving of the Great Viceroy of Peking, Yuan Shih-Kai reviewing his cavalry)

Background imagePeking Collection: Beihai Park in Beijing, 1920 (photo)

Beihai Park in Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436604 Beihai Park in Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. Beihai park, winter palace, Beijing. The Marble Bridge)

Background imagePeking Collection: Winter Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

Winter Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436586 Winter Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. View of the Winter palace from Jingsham Park, Beijing)

Background imagePeking Collection: The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436573 The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Beijing. The Temple of Heaven (Altar of Heaven)

Background imagePeking Collection: Summer palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

Summer palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436514 Summer palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. Summer palace, Beijing)

Background imagePeking Collection: Engraving depicting the war indemnity transported and guarded into Tientsin

Engraving depicting the war indemnity transported and guarded into Tientsin
3521159 Engraving depicting the war indemnity transported and guarded into Tientsin; (add.info.: Engraving depicting the war indemnity transported and guarded into Tientsin)

Background imagePeking Collection: Map of the Chinese Empire, c.1900 (engraving)

Map of the Chinese Empire, c.1900 (engraving)
533025 Map of the Chinese Empire, c.1900 (engraving); (add.info.: Map showing the historical boundaries of the Chinese Empire, with insets of Hong Kong, Peking (now Beijing), and Tientsin

Background imagePeking Collection: BEIJING

BEIJING
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Background imagePeking Collection: Old Summer Palace of Yuen Ming Yuen (Yuanming Yuan), Haidian, Peking, Qing Dynasty

Old Summer Palace of Yuen Ming Yuen (Yuanming Yuan), Haidian, Peking, Qing Dynasty
FLO4590125 Old Summer Palace of Yuen Ming Yuen (Yuanming Yuan), Haidian, Peking, Qing Dynasty. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon

Background imagePeking Collection: Beihai Park in Beijing, 1920 (photo)

Beihai Park in Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436515 Beihai Park in Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. Beihai park in Beijing. View of the Stupa Bai)

Background imagePeking Collection: Temple of Confucius, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

Temple of Confucius, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436513 Temple of Confucius, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. Temple of Confucius, Beijing. View of the portico)

Background imagePeking Collection: The long corridor,Summer palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

The long corridor,Summer palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436630 The long corridor,Summer palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. The Long Corridor (Long Gallery, Chang Lang) Summer palace, Beijing

Background imagePeking Collection: Marble Sentinel, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

Marble Sentinel, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436602 Marble Sentinel, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. Marble sentinel in a buddhist monastery around Beijing)

Background imagePeking Collection: A gateway, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

A gateway, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436597 A gateway, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Beijing, a gateway. Photo in: The Pageant of Peking)

Background imagePeking Collection: Temple of Confucius, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

Temple of Confucius, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436594 Temple of Confucius, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Beijing. Temple of Confucius)

Background imagePeking Collection: The Forbidden City, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

The Forbidden City, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436583 The Forbidden City, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Beijing, the Forbidden City)

Background imagePeking Collection: Low relief on a stupa, Yellow Temple, 1920 (photo)

Low relief on a stupa, Yellow Temple, 1920 (photo)
2436577 Low relief on a stupa, Yellow Temple, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Beijing. Bas relief on a stupa of the Yellow Temple (Huangsi)

Background imagePeking Collection: Yellow Temple, Huangsi, 1920 (photo)

Yellow Temple, Huangsi, 1920 (photo)
2436574 Yellow Temple, Huangsi, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Stupa in the Yellow Temple (Huangsi)

Background imagePeking Collection: Old Summer Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)

Old Summer Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo)
2436571 Old Summer Palace, Beijing, 1920 (photo) by Mennie, Donald (1875-1944); (add.info.: Geography. China. Beijing. Palace in the YuanMing Yuan Park, Old Summer Palace)



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"Peking: A Tapestry of History, Culture, and Evolution" Discover the enchanting city of Peking, now known as Beijing, through its rich tapestry of history and cultural landmarks. From the Map of the Trans-Siberian Railway that once connected distant lands in 1920 to the groundbreaking discovery Man - a fascinating link in human evolution. As you step foot into Beijing Capital Airport, be prepared to witness a modern metropolis where tradition seamlessly blends with progress. The gleaming glass and steel CCTV Headquarters building along Third Ring stands tall as an architectural marvel, reflecting China's innovative spirit. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Beijing Gardens; these serene oases offer respite from bustling city life while showcasing China's meticulous horticultural artistry. Marvel at The Peking Observatory, depicted beautifully in Jean Baptiste du Haldes' illustration – a testament to ancient Chinese astronomical advancements. Delve into prehistoric times with Sinanthropus - perhaps one of science's most intriguing discoveries representing our earliest ancestors. Witness Avro 621 Tutors soaring over Peking skies circa 1931; these aircrafts symbolize China's aviation history taking flight during this era. Travel back to Chairman Mao Zedong's reign as he applauds Red Guards during a parade at Tiananmen Square in the vibrant 1960s. Explore the majestic Forbidden City Hall within Beijing – an imperial palace brimming with stories from dynasties past. Lastly, immerse yourself in everyday life by witnessing bicycles weaving through busy streets – an iconic sight synonymous with Beijing. Experience Asia’s charm firsthand as you navigate this captivating city filled with wonders waiting to be discovered around every corner. Peking invites you on a journey through time and culture like no other – embrace its diverse heritage and let it leave an indelible mark on your soul.