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The Search for a Vanishing BeijingA Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages$
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M. A. Aldrich

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622097773

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.001.0001

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The Eastern Chinese City

The Eastern Chinese City

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(p.222) (p.223) 12 The Eastern Chinese City
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The Search for a Vanishing Beijing
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M. A. Aldrich

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0036

This chapter takes a tour in the Eastern Chinese City. It begins by going to Dragon Pool Park in the southeast corner of the former Eastern Chinese city. Here, there is a beautifully landscaped park where the Peking authorities have revived lunar New Year temple fairs. In the middle of the park stands a single rectangular brick structure. The chapter also visits Commander Yuan's grave in a little while at a separate location in this part of the city. By traveling to the west from the Temple of Prosperous Peace, No. 59 Middle School on Wo Fo Si Street can be seen. The Chinese were not the only nation to have an Altar of Heaven. Since Confucianism hugely influenced Vietnamese and Korean culture, the kings of these two countries constructed circular altars for Heaven in Hue and Seoul.

Keywords:   Eastern Chinese City, Dragon Pool Park, Commander Yuan, Temple of Prosperous Peace, No. 59 Middle School, Altar of Heaven, Confucianism

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