Cyclists on a Beijing street, Fall 1988.
A People's Liberation Army officer shares a chairlift with a woman companion in the Fragrant Hills (Xiangshan), northwest of Beijing
A beauty shop in northwest Beijing offers "scientific hair dyeing" and "Great flowery cold perms" (see window illustration).
View from the Summer Palace's Longevity Hill (Wanshou shan), overlooking the Buddha Incense Pavilion (Foxiangge, right), Kunming Lake and the Seventeen Arch Bridge (Shiqi kongqiao) toward the city beyond..
Cyclists, pedicabs and buses pass a billboard exhorting passersby to "Rely on one's own strength to pioneer new enterprises with painstaking effort; Do a good job of constructing a socialist economy."
In preparation for Beijing's hosting of the 1990 Asian Games, a billboard touts a Pan-Asian theme of "Unity, Friendship, Progress" over a multinational crowd assembled on the Great Wall
Dragon head, detail of carved stone ramp leading to the Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Imperial Palace, Beijing.
A young boy and girl chat animatedly as they stroll on the path through the Beijing University campus.
Workers at Beijing University involved in the construction of new housing for foreign students.
A monk at Beijing's Yonghe Palace Lama Temple, behind which lie high-rise apartment buildings.
A placid corner of Beijing University's Weiming ("unnamed") Lake, the centerpiece of the campus and reputedly the site of several suicides during the Cultural Revolution. The lake and surrounding were constructed in the 18th century.
In the fall of 1988, a Beijing University student reads a wall poster welcoming new students and reminding them of the storied role of the school in 20th century Chinese history.
Beijing University's Boya tower was originally a water tower, constructed in a traditional style to harmonize with the traditional aesthetic of nearby Weiming ("unnamed") Lake and the surrounding park.
One of five stone bridges which cross the Inner Golden River in the courtyard beyond Meridian Gate, the entrance to the Imperial Palace.
A view of Beijing University's West Gate from across the street. In front passes a horse-drawn cart with truck wheels.
Beijing University student peruses flyers on a campus kiosk for a coffee house, photography service, and new books, among other announcements.
Fruit sellers peddle their wares in front of the Haidian Clock Retail Sales Department
A bronze tortoise's gaping mouth vented incense smoke during ceremonies in front of the Imperial Palace's Hall of Supreme Harmony. The tortoise symbolized imperial longevity and power.
Afternoon sun fights through a blanket of smog in Beijing's Haidian district.
Colored bulbs and happy chefs proffering tasty dishes adorn the restaurant of a guest house for military personnel.
Stonemasons work large blocks of rock on the Beijing University campus.
A worker paints over a billboard urging onlookers to build the socialist economy
Rooftops of building complex in the Summer Palace, with kitchen exhaust fans
Travelers and buses in front of the Beijing Railway Station (Beijing zhan) at dusk.
Shop yard with coal discs (left) stockpiled for winter.