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The Urbanist: Beijing

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    Go Deeper: What to Read, Watch, and Download Before Visiting BeijingOur list includes banned books, a pollution monitor, and a workaround for the Great Firewall of China.
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    Scuba Dive the Great Wall of China and Other Escapes From BeijingCreative getaways for history buffs, hard-core cyclists, and appreciators of outré museums.
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    To See Chinese Punks Lose Their Minds, Hit Up These Beijing LivehousesThe capital’s biggest musicheads on their favorite metal bars, grimy rock clubs, swanky jazz haunts, and more.
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    How to Explore Beijing’s Historical HutongsThe true essence of the city is found in its traditional lanes packed with single-story houses.
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    Say No to Beijing’s Superclubs and Yes to Its Underground NightlifeDJs from Lantern, Aurora, and Dada make the case for the city’s smaller, hipper venues.
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    Where to Eat Near Beijing’s Biggest Tourist AttractionsRoast duck and dan dan noodles near the Temple of Heaven, deep-fried carrot balls near the Forbidden City, and more.
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    The Fashion Insider’s Guide to Shopping in BeijingA bevy of boundary-nudging young designers have married the “Made in China” label with cutting-edge cool.
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    Craft Beer Is a Big Deal in Beijing Now — Here’s Where to Drink ItAccording to Debbie Ma, a traditional Chinese medicine doctor and member of the Beijing Homebrewing Society.
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    Where to See Art in Beijing (Beyond the 798 Art Zone)Our selects include under-the-radar hutong galleries and a mall dotted with Dalí sculptures.
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    Survival of the Delicious: Exploring Beijing’s Backstreet EateriesAfter a citywide “cleanup” campaign, many restaurants in the capital’s oldest neighborhoods were forced to shutter. These guys are still kicking.
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    Where the Locals Would Stay in Beijing If They Weren’t LocalFrom quirky options hidden down winding lanes to minimalist art-adorned hotels, the capital has superb — and superbly varied — options.
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    Week 7: Beijing Is a City That Rewards Those Who Delve DeepThe contrasting glitz and grit of the Chinese capital can be a jolt to the system. But it’s a jolt to be embraced.