The folk customs and civil habits changed by times. The traditional folk customs integrated with life styles of
imperial family, literati and ordinary people, exhibited a life scroll of Beijing. During the period of late Qing Dynasty and early time of the Republic of China, Beijing witnessed turbulent political period during which the traditional Chinese thoughts collided with the western ones. The folk customs such as clothing, food, shelter and transportation, birth, oldness, illness and death, folk beliefs and festival activities were colorful and distinctive at that time. Relying on literature collections in Beijing Local Document Center of Capital Library of China, the special exhibition mainly displays folk customs in Beijing during late Qing Dynasty and early time of the Republic of China via five sections with images data.
《The Love for Peking》 by Xie Bingying