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Heritage Talk Series: Old Beijing

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Co-sponsored by Yale Club of Beijing, Yale Center Beijing and Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center.



Time and Location

March 4, Saturday
Registration: 14:30-15:00
Talk and Q&A: 15:00-17:00

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Ticket: Bought in advance: RMB 60. Bought at the door: RMB 100.

Click HERE to register.

Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

What is Beijing Culture? Is it just Beijing folk culture, or Hutong culture? It is actually a question not so easy to answer. We are honored to invite two experts on Beijing culture for this event: Mr. ZHAO Heng and Mr. Patrice Fava. Please join us for this panel discussion with the two experts.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Speaker(s)


Mr. ZHAO Heng was the Chief Editor of Beijing Yanshan Publishing House, a major local publisher in the field of Beijing culture. He is also an advisor for Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage, and a board member of Beijing History Research Institute. Born and brought up in Beijing, Mr. Zhao has spent more than four decades on the research of Chinese cultural history, Beijing history, and Chinese opera history, and published extensively on them.


Patrice Fava​

Mr. Patrice Fava is a French expert on Daoism, and he is now the deputy researcher of École française d'Extrême-Orient. Mr. Fava has recently completed a documentary on the temple fairs at Miaofengshan Mountain in the western suburb of Beijing, called "400 Years’ History of Miaofengshan Temple Fairs" (produced and distributed by Minority & Folklore Cultural Development Center, Ministry of Culture, 2017).


Matthew Hu

Matthew Hu is Co-founder of the Courtyard Institute, Trustee of Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center(CHP), and China Representative of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (PSTA).

About the Organizer

The Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP) was registered in 2003. Its mission is to “support communities to protect their cultural heritage”. CHP works at the grass roots level to assist local communities to preserve tangible and intangible local culture heritage through training and capacity building.

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