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Beijing Culture

Beijing Culture

Beijing has had more than 3,000 years since its construction. It was the center of politics and culture since the Liao and Jin Dynasties giving it a profound historical significance. Chinese ethnic minorities’ cultures and Beijing’s elegant culture and folk culture create a unique Beijing culture that makes a significant influence on the development and generation of Chinese culture.

From the Yan Dynasty and Zhao Dynasty of the Warring States to the unification of China in the Qin Dynasty and from the An Lushan Rebellion in Tang Dynasty to the Mongolia fighters in the south, Beijing has experienced the prosperity of Ming Dynasty and the fall of the Qing Dynasty. Being the capital for hundreds of years, Beijing has its own cultural atmosphere, namely, liberal, solemn, traditional with leisure and elegance.

Currently, when people mention “Lao Beijing” they first think of Hutongs and the Siheyuan building. In fact, Beijing is composed of many Hutongs and Siheyuan buildings. They are places where Beijing people live in and are cultural types of structures in Beijing. Although this traditional lifestyle is declining, its cultural importance is deeply embedding among Beijing people and will never leave.