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Friday, January 29, 1993 - 19:30

Old Beijing Sites

Wu Menglin, Research Institute of Ancient Architecture

Romanian Embassy

Mrs. Wu Menglin, a research fellow with the Research Institute of Ancient Architecture, is very much in love with Beijing's old city walls, buildings, and historic sites. In every country, modernization takes place at the expense of certain historic places of interest. This is a problem now in China. The question is what to preserve and what to do away with for the sake of development. Mrs. Wu will give a talk about many of Beijing's most treasured ancient sites and describe their present state as well as their chances for preservation and possible restoration.