The Ming and the Manchus: a Walk and Discussion at the Forbidden City

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by Amanda Cotter on September 9th, 2017   327 views

When and Where

  • 09/09/2017
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Forbidden City
    No.4 Jingshanqian Street
    (get map)

The Ming and the Manchus:  a Walk and Discussion at the Forbidden City

Event Details

Enjoy a day at the Forbidden City to learn about the differences between the Ming and Qing dynasties.

For nearly 600 years, the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties governed China from behind the high red walls of the Forbidden City. This walk and discussion looks at what life was like in the palace for the men and women who lived and worked there.

We will talk about the differences between the two dynasties. The Ming were a Chinese dynasty, founded in 1368 by a commoner who rose to become emperor. The Qing Dynasty was founded by the Manchus, a people from what is today Northeast China. Beginning in 1644, the Qing Empire ruled China by conquest.

Although the Qing Dynasty ended in 1912, the imperial legacy continues to influence China’s present and future.

Cost: 300 RMB, 260 RMB for members includes all entrance tickets.

Spaces for this walk are limited and registration is required. Details about the walk including meeting points and payment information will be included in your registration confirmation. 


The Forbidden City requires “real name registration” for all visitors. Guests on this walk will need to bring their passports, shenfenzheng 身份证, or other form of national photo ID.

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