An undated view of northern Beijing from Chongwen Gate, which has since been demolished and is now the site of a subway stop. Photo by Paula von Rosthorn, the wife of Austria-Hungary's first envoy to China. Photo: Austrian Institute for China and Southeast Asia StudiesAn undated view of northern Beijing from Chongwen Gate, which has since been demolished and is now the site of a subway stop. Photo by Paula von Rosthorn, the wife of Austria-Hungary's first envoy to China. Photo: Austrian Institute for China and Southeast Asia Studies
An undated view of northern Beijing from Chongwen Gate, which has since been demolished and is now the site of a subway stop. Photo by Paula von Rosthorn, the wife of Austria-Hungary's first envoy to China. Photo: Austrian Institute for China and Southeast Asia Studies

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An undated view of northern Beijing from Chongwen Gate, which has since been demolished and is now the site of a subway stop. Photo by Paula von Rosthorn, the wife of Austria-Hungary's first envoy to China. Photo: Austrian Institute for China and Southeast Asia StudiesAn undated view of northern Beijing from Chongwen Gate, which has since been demolished and is now the site of a subway stop. Photo by Paula von Rosthorn, the wife of Austria-Hungary's first envoy to China. Photo: Austrian Institute for China and Southeast Asia Studies
An undated view of northern Beijing from Chongwen Gate, which has since been demolished and is now the site of a subway stop. Photo by Paula von Rosthorn, the wife of Austria-Hungary's first envoy to China. Photo: Austrian Institute for China and Southeast Asia Studies
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