AASLE2021 will take place at the National School of Development of Peking University. Peking University is located 20 minutes by car from the city and 40 minutes from the airport. The National School of Development is located at Change Garden. (See map below for details.)
The conference dinner will be held on 10 December at Chengze Garden. The restaurant is located right next to the conference venue.
Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, it is not only the nation's political center, but also a cultural, scientific and educational heart as well as a key transportation hub. Beijing has served as a capital of the country for more than 800 years. The city has many places of historic interest and scenic beauty, including the Forbidden City - the largest and best-preserved ancient architectural complex in the world; the Temple of Heaven - where Ming and Qing emperors performed solemn rituals for bountiful harvests; the Summer Palace - the emperors' magnificent garden retreat; the Ming Tombs - the stately and majestic mausoleums of 13 Ming Dynasty emperors; and the world-renowned and genuinely inspiring Badaling section of the Great Wall. Large-scale construction has brought great changes to Beijing since the foundation of the People's Republic of China in 1949 that adds more and more new attractions to the mysterious old city. The city also has a character all its own; there are quadrangles, Hutongs, tricycle, boiled mutton, arts and crafts, roasted duck and Peking Opera.
SEE & DO
The forbidden city
The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, lies in the city center of Beijing, and was once the Chinese imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is the largest, best-preserved ancient timber-built palace complex in the world.
Constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Emperor Chengzu of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors and their families and acted as the ceremonial and political center of ancient Chinese government throughout 500 years. After the Last Emperor of China left the palace, it later became a museum open to the public in 1925. Since then, the Forbidden City is no longer ‘forbidden’, and now ordinary people are able to take a virtual trip in time to see the secrets and luxury of imperial life.
Rectangular in shape, the Forbidden City is enormous, covering an area of 72 hectares, and boasting more than 9,000 bays of rooms. It is divided into two parts – the Outer Court for national affairs in the south and the Inner Court as living quarters in the north. It is not only an immense architectural masterpiece, but also a treasury housing a unique collection of 1.8 million pieces of art, including ancient calligraphy and painting, imperial artifacts, ancient books and archives.
EAT & DRINK
Din Tai Fung
Located in Modern Plaza, Haidian District, Zhongguancun St, 40号当代商城7层, one of several Beijing branches of this world-famous Taiwanese dumpling house.
Sanlitun Soho has a total construction area of more than 50,000 square meters and contains 5 shopping centers, 4 high end residential buildings and 5 office buildings around 30 stories high.
Sanlitun Soho is located south of the Gongti North Road in the popular Sanlitun area a popular hangout for expats. Opposite you have Sanlitun village one of Beijing’s most extensive shopping malls and the famous Sanlitun bar street, and nearby you have the workers stadium. The Sanlitun area contains a majority of Beijing’s trendiest bars and restaurants; it is also near to the 2nd and 3rd ring road giving it easy access to the city airport and other major destinations.