1937 Haunted Beijing: what remains
114 images Created 24 Feb 2013
A walk through the major scenes that feature in the book ‘Midnight in Peking’ by Paul French: the true story of the murder of Pamela Werner, a young Englishwoman, in the cold January of 1937. Trying to recapture some of the essence of the city during those dark days as the Japanese army prepared to occupy it. Those were the last days of old Peking: a city of opium dens, refugees and warlords steeped in terror of the impending invasion. From the Ming Dynasty-era alley where Pamela lived, to the scene of the crime, the Fox Tower, through the former Legation Quarter, the old Tartar City and the area once known as the Badlands.