Can one street tell China’s story? Jonathan Chatwin, author of Long Peace Street: A Walk in Modern China, takes listeners on a tour of Chang’an Avenue, a major artery for traffic in central Beijing, which was also the scene of several critical moments in China’s modern history. Jordan and Jonathan discuss the symbolism of national buildings and monuments along it, and the role of the street as a place of protest and a part of China’s revolutionary history.
11:05: Baobaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery
20:22: The Beijing Museum
32:26: The Forbidden City
44:51: Chang’an Avenue, the sterile highway