The overgrown courtyard beyond this Beijing University campus gate houses the Marxism-Leninism Research Institute, Japan Research Center, Foreign Philosophy Research Institute, and the Afro-Asian Research Institute.
Beijing University's Boya tower was originally a water tower, constructed in a traditional style to harmonize with the traditional aesthetic of nearby Weiming ("unnamed") Lake and the surrounding park.
Constructed in 1924 to supply the Yanjing University campus with water, Boya ("erudition") Tower has since, along with Weiming ("unnamed") Lake, become an iconic feature of the Beijing University campus.
Colored glaze tile archway at the entrance to the Reclining Buddha Temple (Wofo si) in Beijing's Western Hills district. The 7th century structure's calligraphy ("assembling for instruction in the esoteric canon") is the Qianlong Emperor's (r.…