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Bringing China and the World Together

融合世界 汇聚思想


June 5 Sunday: William Lindesay Great Wall talk at Capital M

“Wider Approaches to the Great Wall”, an RASBJ talk
by William Lindesay

You're probably a Beijing veteran who's done the Great Wall. Numerous times you've walked the Wall walk -- but have you heard the Wall talk? Now's your chance! You’re invited to a special RASBJ gathering June 5 -- a talk by renowned Great Wall expert William Lindesay, OBE, plus delicious canapes and cocktails generously donated by Capital M. RASBJ wants to thank its loyal members, recruit new ones, and raise funds to continue organizing unusual and often unique excursions and activities. RASBJ members attend FREE. If you're not a member but always wanted to join, here's a one-off chance to enjoy this special offer: pay the annual membership fee (just RMB 300 for an individual), attend the event FREE, and you're a member in good standing until Sept. 30, 2017.
WHAT: “Wider Approaches to the Great Wall”, a talk by William Lindesay, followed by canapes and cocktails.  
WHEN: June 5, Sunday, 4:00-6:30 PM
WHERE: Capital M, No.2 Qianmen Pedestrian Street, Beijing 196135 前门M餐厅崇文区前门步行街2号3层, tel: 6702 2727. Closest subway stop is Qianmen [MAP 
https://www.google.com/maps/place/CAPITAL+M/@39.9084719,116.418871,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xfa4df3ca433325f0!8m2!3d39.9044845!4d116.4070264  ]
COST: Members FREE, Non-members RMB 100 (yoopay instructions below)
RSVP:  email events@rasbj.org before June 3. Please write “Lindesay talk” and give a cell number 
Thirty years after first stepping foot on the Great Wall, William Lindesay keeps finding new perspectives on this fabled monument. In “Wider Approaches to the Great Wall” Lindesay unveils discoveries from his recent expeditions to Mongolia, where politics and society helped shape the Wall's structures and uses. Much of the Wall was built for protection against “barbarian” tribes, such as the Mongols. But how much do we know about life on the other side? Lindesay brings this history alive using drone-recorded visuals, real objects, and tales of colorful personalities. His talk includes QA with the audience.
William Lindesay, OBE, is an honorary senior research fellow at Liverpool University. He first came to China to explore theWall in 1986, and has lived here permanently since 1990. He’s authored five books on the Wall; the most recent is “TheGreat Wall in 50 Objects.”
Many thanks to Capital M for its generous support for this event!

PAYMENT: Pay via Yoopay before June 3 at https://yoopay.cn/collect/edit/67720165 or in cash at Capital M.

We hope to see you there!


The Royal Asiatic Society China, Beijing aims to bring China and the world together.

   We offer talks, expert-led tours, dialogues and publications, which explore Chinese culture, society, philosophy and science.

   RAS China, Beijing is a chapter of Royal Asiatic Society China, the branch in Shanghai of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. RAS was established in London in 1823, and HRH The Prince of Wales is its current patron.

皇家亚洲学会(中国)北京分会(简称RAS Beijing)致力于拉近中国和世界的距离。

RAS Beijing 提供讲座、沙龙、深度文化旅行和专业出版物订阅服务,帮助我们的会员增强在中国文化、社会、哲学和科学领域的理解。

RAS Beijing隶属于1823年在伦敦成立的皇家亚洲学会,学会的赞助人是威尔士亲王殿下。




Royal Asiatic Society China, Beijing members and their guests are asked to please wear appropriate footwear and clothing when attending events or excursions, and to adhere to any safety instructions or other codes of conduct. Please also bear in mind the physical requirements of participating in the event or trip. Participation in events and excursions is at your own risk: the Royal Asiatic Society China,  Beijing accepts no liability for any loss or damage, including personal injury or damage to property.

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