Two Mainstays of the Western Hills-Yongding River Cultural Belt

October 19, 2019 B1, Multifunction Hall, Capital Museum 200 people

The Western Hills-Yongding River culture is a unique local culture created by the people of Western Beijing. It represents their spiritual and intellectual life, such as that of their mental outlook, ways of thinking and values. More importantly, it is the source of civilization in Beijing, the root of its history and the soul of its culture.


Western Hills-Yongding River cultural belt includes: 


The imperial culture represented by the"Three Hills and Five Gardens", which are the Summer Palace of the Longevity Hill, Jingyi Garden of the Fragrant Hill,Jingming Garden and Changchun Garden of the Jade Spring Hill, and the Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan). 


The educational culture represented by Tsinghua University and Yenching University; the temple culture represented by Dajue Temple, Wofo Temple and Tanzhe Temple; the archaeological culture represented by the Western Zhou Yan State Site at the Liuli River, the Longgu Hill Ape Man Site at Zhoukoudian; and the traditional folk culture represented by the Miaofeng Mountain. 


In addition, there is also the mausoleum culture, revolutionary culture, celebrity culture as well as the landscape and ecological culture.


Among them, the imperial culture and educational culture are the mainstays of the Western Hills-Yongding River cultural belt.


The Capital Museum has specially invited Zhao Lianwen as the keynote speaker.


Zhao is the Doctor of History in Peking University, researcher and master supervisor of the Beijing Union University. His main area of research is Beijing's Cultural History. He has published more than 90 articles and several works, including The History of the Beijing Academy, Collection of Books of Chinese Academies, Exploration of Chinese History, Study of Ancient Chinese Schools and Academies as well as Engraving Books, etc. Moreover, he is the leader of major projects supported by the Beijing Social Science Fund. This includes projects such as the"Study of Beijing Academies in Ming and Qing Dynasties" and"Historical Changes of Three Hills and Five Gardens in the Period of the Republic of China". He also leads the project supported by the National Social Science Fund on the"Interactive Relations between scholar-bureaucrat and academies in the Ming and Qing Dynasties".


He will offer visitors a thorough explanation of the unique connotations and significance of the two mainstays and give a glimpse into the cultural glamor of the Western Hills–Yongding River cultural belt.


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Registration Date: October 19, 2019 9:30-11:30

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