The Great Wall in Six Objects with William Lindesay

Last Updated: 12/08/2020 | Posted by: bespokeshanghai
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July 7, 2020
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Bespoke Shanghai
366 Julu Lu, by Shaanxi Nan Lu
(00 86) 10 6400 0133

Explore the Great Wall of China from the comfort of your sofa with a man who’s not only walked its entire 2000km length but actually ‘discovered’ new sections of it in this online talk. Geographer, author, conservationist, and historian William Lindesay has hand-picked 6 objects from the Great Wall to illustrate exactly why it is still deemed one of the World’s Great Wonders.

William Lindesay is a British author and TV personality with an O.B.E regarded as the world’s leading educator in Great Wall Studies. In 1987 he trekked 2,470km along the ruins of the Great Wall, and in 2001 he founded the activist group International Friends of the Great Wall. He has written several books on the subject, published by Harvard, Penguin and Oxford University Press, and in April 2011 was followed in the National Geographic Documentary ‘Great Expeditions’.

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