The climax of RASBJ's recent series of events was a fascinating weekend excursion to the ancient fortress towns around Yuxian County, led by Matthew Hu Xinyu of the Courtyard Institute. Strolling down the lanes of Nuanquan, a town of fortresses and traditional courtyard homes, evoked scenes from The Dream of the Red Mansion.
After our traditional summer break, the RASBJ will return to normal programming in early September. Some unusual events are planned for autumn, including a Sept. 9 film showing of "Devils on the Doorstep" by Jiang Wen, with comments by Matthew Hu on the film location and some of the evocative structures and towns featured in the film (this will be jointly organized by RASBJ and the Courtyard Institute). We're also planning a "Wild Tombs" trip to the valley of the imperial Ming Tombs. So stay tuned. And feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have questions or wish to join as a member.
On June 5, Great Wall expert William Lindesay regaled us with fascinating tales from his walks on the wild side of the Wall. We've decided to produce a podcast based on his talk; watch this space for the link. Thanks again to all our partners, such as Michelle Garnaut and her Capital M team who hosted the Wall talk, for your generous support to RASBJ.
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