In May Stanford’s Urban Studies program: Human Cities China (part of the Human Cities Initiative) organsied a round table seminar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The discussion was led by Stanford lecturers Deland Chan and Kevin Hsu, with Amy Mathieson, founder of Project: China Building Restoration, and Rosie Levine from the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Centre invited as guest speakers. The four speakers shared their international experiences from Beijing, Shanghai, and… Read more →
Four short recordings from Bruce in Beijing interviewing Matthew Hu from the Courtyard Institute on Beijing courtyard life and the importance of community involvement for the preservation of old Beijing.
Brief history of Dashilar Located South-West of the Forbidden City, Dashilar (???) was an area of commercial and cultural prosperity for over 600 years during China’s dynasty era, it’s earliest form dating back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Due to it’s proximity to the centre of power, Dashilar became an important trading and entertainment hub. Even today, it’s home to many of China’s oldest stores, amongst… Read more →