Connotation Exploration, Revitalization and Utilization of Zhengyang Culture

October 25, 2020 18:00-19:30 B1, Multifunction Room, Capital Museum 120 people

Upcoming Lecture | Lecture Series on Exhibition"Reading the City" 

Season I: Exploring the Central Axis of Beijing 

Lecture VI: Connotation Exploration, Revitalization and Utilization of Zhengyang Culture

Zhengyangmen Gate (meaning"gate of the zenith sun"), better known today by its colloquial name Qianmen Gate, was originally named Lizhengmen Gate (implying the intention to civilize the people) and is considered the National Gate of the ancient capital of three dynasties. Although having been relocated, renamed, destroyed by fire and rebuilt numerous times, it still maintains its historical significance and is taken as a metaphorical doorway into Beijing of the past. 

Located on the Central Axis of Beijing, Zhengyangmen Gate's unique geographical location means that it functions as the center of politics, culture and international exchange, as well as a symbol of the changing times of a big power's capital. This lecture will, through methods that draw from both ancient and modern understandings of the architecture, describe the efforts made by the Zhengyangmen Administration Office in recent years to utilize historical resources to preserve, revitalize and utilize this very special piece of China's cultural heritage.

Lecturer: Guan Zhanxiu

Guan Zhanxiu is the director of Beijing Zhengyangmen Administration Office, director of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Museum Coordinative Development & Promotion Office, deputy secretary general of the Marketing and Public Relations Committee of the China Museums Association, and one of the Four Batches of Talents of Beijing's publicity and culture system. 

He has planned and presided over more than 20 projects concerning cultural tourism brand construction and creative development, and over 10 museum exhibition and promotion projects. He specializes in museum research and social education and focuses on promoting the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinative development and cultural construction.


Registration Date: October 25, 2020 18:00-19:30