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Authors on Asia: Old Beijing: Postcards from the Imperial City
Author Felicitas Titus will discuss and show the collection of vintage postcards featuring old images of the Imperial City.
Felicitas Titus will discuss and show images from her book Old Beijing: Postcards from the Imperial City. Camel trains arriving at a city gate; the distinctive architecture of the Forbidden City, its pogodas, imperial buildings and temples; Manchu fashion, the Empress Dowager and the child emperor Puyi; street performers and foreign tourists - all come to life again in this extaordinary collection of rare and vintage postcards. Old Beijing offers a unique look at a vanished China and its storied capital.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments.
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