Want to learn more about the interesting culture of China? Our BSB Parents’ Association (PA) is presenting a series of China talks this year and have invited China experts to share fascinating insights on different aspects of Chinese history, traditions & society.
Topic of the month: Courtlife in the Forbidden City
For almost five hundred years the emperors of the Ming- and Qing dynasties lived in the Forbidden City. During this talk we will tell you more about court life in this secluded area that was absolutely forbidden for commoners to enter. What were the official tasks of the emperors in the Outer Court? And how was life in the Inner Court, where the emperor lived and the women’s quarters were? Moreover we will tell you about their trips to the Summer Palaces, the hunting trips and the inspection tours in the country made by some of the emperors.
- Date: 12th May
- Time: 10am-12pm
- Location: The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi, Theatre
- Cost: RMB 100 per lecture, part of proceeds go to charity
- RSVP: Limited places - please reserve your seat by contacting Joke Van Moere on email@example.com
Inge Jansen is sinologist and author of travel books on China, Beijing, Shanghai.
Monique Groeneveld is historian and owner of language school China Inside.