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Collection: Beijing 1988
Haidian district residents on a narrow street lined with pre-1949 era brick structures.
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
Asia Beverages billboard
Portion of a colorful neon billboard for a beverage wholesaling company.
Beihai White Dagoba
Built in 1651 to herald the Dalai Lama's visit to the Qing court, Beihai Park's White Dagoba was rebuilt in 1680. The dagoba is a Tibetan Buddhist architectural form imported to China during the Mongol Yuan dynasty (1279-1368).
Row of bicycles parked on a Beijing street. In the 1980s, most commuters still used old-model bicycles to get to work.
Cyclists on a Beijing street, Fall 1988.
Beijing from the Summer Palace
Northwest Beijing as seen looking over Kunming lake at the Summer Palace - Qingyi Garden
Beijing from Xiangshan
Viewed from the Fragrant Hills (Xiangshan), the high rises of northwest Beijing lie just beyond the Summer Palace's Kunming Lake.
A shiny new license plate marks a change in ownership for this rusty old bicycle.
Afternoon sun fights through a blanket of smog in Beijing's Haidian district.