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    Art history travel abroad student

    A brief video featuring Colorado College student Ian Asbjornsen describing a trip to China during an art history class, leading to further study at Beijing University and exploration in China at the encouragement of Colorado College faculty.

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    Beijing Subway Station

    Bicycle commuters stream past the entrance to a Beijing subway station during afternoon rush hour.

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    Museum complex across tiananmen Square

    On the eastern side of tiananmen Square lies the 69,000 sq. m. National Museum Building (Bowuguan daxia) housing both the Museum of Chinese History (Zhongguo lishi bowuguan) and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution (Zhongguo geming bowuguan).

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    Beijing from Xiangshan

    Viewed from the Fragrant Hills (Xiangshan), the high rises of northwest Beijing lie just beyond the Summer Palace's Kunming Lake.

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    Western Hills from Beijing University

    Beijing's Western Hills, seen looking west from Beijing University.

  • Thumbnail for Tiantan Qiniandian Wall
    Tiantan Qiniandian Wall

    Detail of wall a the base of the Temple of Heaven's Hall of Prayer for a Prosperous Year, capped by beams bearing the dragon and phoenix motif.

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    An afternoon at the Imperial Palace

    An elderly man rests with his grandson on the steps approaching the Gate of Supreme Harmony (Taihemen) in the Forbidden City

  • Thumbnail for Shanhai guan pop stand
    Shanhai guan pop stand

    Workers hawk an orange soda drink on a sidewalk in Shanhaiguan, northeast of Beijing.

  • Thumbnail for Gugong dragon ramp
    Gugong dragon ramp

    Dragon head, detail of carved stone ramp leading to the Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Imperial Palace, Beijing.

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    Guest house restaurant

    Colored bulbs and happy chefs proffering tasty dishes adorn the restaurant of a guest house for military personnel.

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    Fencesitter

    A small child in fur jacket and hat sits on the railing lining the Long Corridor (Changlang) at the Summer Palace in northwest Beijing

  • Thumbnail for Beijing University campus buildings and Boya tower
    Beijing University campus buildings and Boya tower

    Boya tower rises behind the traditional style architecture of much of the Beijing University campus, viewed across the tennis courts fronting the foreign students' dormitory.

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    Beijing University campus buildings

    Traditional style architecture graces much of the Beijing University campus, viewed across the tennis courts fronting the foreign students' dormitory.

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    Beijing University's glorious legacy

    Section of a poster on a campus kiosk tells new Beijing University students the history of the institution, including its relation to May Fourth and CCP luminaries like Li Dazhao, Chen Duxiu, Mao Zedong and Lu Xun, all of whom worked or taught on campus.

  • Thumbnail for Beijing University Weiming Lake and Boya Tower
    Beijing University Weiming Lake and Boya Tower

    Weiming "unnamed") Lake and Boya ("Erudition and Elegance") Tower, the landmarks of the Beijing University campus. The lake dates to the 18th century, predating the university by more than a century; the tower dates to 1924, built to supply water.

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    Tiantan Huangqingdian with gate

    Gate and roof of the Hall of Sovereign Heaven at the rear of the Temple of Heaven complex, which housed tablets representing heavenly spirits (but not that of Heaven itself, which resided in the Imperial Vault of Heaven).

  • Thumbnail for Gugong Taihedian looking east
    Gugong Taihedian looking east

    View of unrestored rooftops in the Imperial Palace complex, looking east from a Hall of Supreme Harmony terrace.

  • Thumbnail for Beijing University cafeteria hours
    Beijing University cafeteria hours

    Beijing University student studying a poster listing campus cafeteria hours.

  • Thumbnail for Gugong Taihedian
    Gugong Taihedian

    Rear entrance of the Hall of Supreme Harmony in Beijing's Imperial Palace complex.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 038, intake for irrigation system.  (View of the "Elephant Trunk") Guanxian, Sichuan
    Thorp Collection 038, intake for irrigation system. (View of the "Elephant Trunk") Guanxian, Sichuan

    Intake for irrigation system. (View of the "Elephant Trunk") Guanxian, Sichuan. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 031, Sichuan farm house, Chongqing-Chengdu
    Thorp Collection 031, Sichuan farm house, Chongqing-Chengdu

    Sichuan farm house, Chongqing-Chengdu. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 035, Balanced Rock, Sichuan
    Thorp Collection 035, Balanced Rock, Sichuan

    Balanced Rock, Sichuan. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 041, Below Chongqing
    Thorp Collection 041, Below Chongqing

    Below Chongqing. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 004, Forbidden City from air, Beijing
    Thorp Collection 004, Forbidden City from air, Beijing

    This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.

  • Thumbnail for Thorp Collection 060, Highway Hanzhou, Anhui - Huizhou, Zheijang.
    Thorp Collection 060, Highway Hanzhou, Anhui - Huizhou, Zheijang.

    Thorp Collection, Highway Hanzhou, Anhui - Huizhou, Zheijang. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, "Altar of Heaven at night, Beijing," the first Thorp image presented in this collection.