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Royal Asiatic Society Beijing – 24 CHINA SOLAR ADVENTURES by Dominic Johnson-Hill – 10/2/18

Posted: February 2nd, 2018 | No Comments »

by Dominic Johnson-Hill

WHAT: 24 CHINA SOLAR ADVENTURES by Dominic Johnson-Hill
WHEN: FEB 10, Sat., 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: CROSSBOUNDARIES, #4 N. Gongti Road, Bldg 10, Sanlitun (between 1949 and Bookworm; go up the red brick steps just above Homeplate). (detailed map and directions below)
HOW MUCH: RASBJ MEMBERS RMB 40, others (including guests of members) RMB 80 — advance payment required. All walk-ins on Feb 10, including members, pay RMB 100 so long as space is available. Apologies if the event becomes fully booked.
NOTE: RASBJ members have priority for reserving 2 places each until the end of Monday, Feb. 5. All requests for reservations will be handled in order of receipt of your email.  Successful applications will be notified, with details for payment which is required in advance.
RSVP: email  communications.ras.bj@gmail.com  and write “24” in subject header.

ABOUT THE EVENT: Dominic Johnson-Hill is engaged on an epic adventure, hosting a Xinhua television program which explains the traditional Chinese 24 solar terms. About 3000 years ago the Chinese mapped the movements of the sun to create the 24 solar terms which guide farming activities and reflect shifts in climate, agricultural production and other aspects of rural life. Today they remain a big part of Chinese culture. Dominic is visiting 24 sites around China — from the far north to the mountains of Guangxi to the deserts of the Northwest — exploring how these terms are ingrained in Chinese culture and history. He’ll share stories and pictures showing how the 24 solar terms are celebrated in today’s China.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER Dominic Johnson-Hill has lived in China since 1993 and is the Creative director and founder of Beijing Creative Brand Plastered 8, as well as a TV personality and presenter of Fox TV shows “Vintage Hunter” and “The Seasons of China”.
ABOUT CROSSBOUNDARIES Crossboundaries is an architecture and design studio providing unique solutions deriving from local cultural knowledge and transnational expertise.

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