Chapter

The Eastern Imperial City And Environs

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9789622097773
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207585 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0025
The Eastern Imperial City And Environs

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The original eastern section of the Imperial City Wall ran along Bei He Yan Avenue and Nan He Yan Avenue. A small sliver of the red wall with its yellow glazed tiles still stands near the intersection with Di An Men Avenue. This chapter makes a pleasant addition to expand the scope of this tour to include some sights that were actually in the section of the Eastern Tartar City that abutted the Imperial City. It begins with the corner of Dong Dan Avenue and Jian Guo Men Nei Avenue. The immediate cause for the end of the Ming dynasty was Li Zi Cheng, the one-eyed bandit who raised the standard of rebellion from the south. Li goes on to say that Deng Xiao Ping, the old stoat, was nurtured back to health by a buxom nurse from Si Chuan whom he somehow managed to knock up despite the impediment of a plastered leg hanging in the air.

Keywords: Imperial City Wall; Bei He Yan Avenue; Nan He Yan Avenue; Di An Men Avenue; Dong Dan Avenue; Jian Guo Men Nei Avenue; Li Zi Cheng; Deng Xiao Ping; Si Chuan

Chapter.  6714 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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