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All articles & reviews tagged with beijing

Historical

October 1999
Articles > Historical

Fire and Water – Wang Ming Dao at war

Mao Tse Tung, Chinese political leader, had been employed as a young man in the library of Peking University. There he met with the students and dreamed with them of a New China, free from imperialism, poverty and the past. Mao sat with students at the feet of the university's librarian, a professor of…

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Historical

September 1999
Articles > Historical

Fire and Water

On 1 August 1937, five hundred people assembled for the opening of the newly-built Peking Christian Tabernacle. The threat of Japanese troops gathering outside the city could not stop the congregation attending the church’s dedication service. Peking, once known as ‘the market place of the world’s ideas’, was now a sleepy city. But within…

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