Bo CaoThesis MarchNataly Gattegno|Extreme Environment
Historical Context of Beijing as A Parasitic City
Song Dynasty 1141 Yuan Dynasty 1294Ming Dynasty 1410Qing Dynasty 1892
Beijing thrived for its great militaryimportance when Jin was invadingSong.Beijing became the capital of Yuanand lived on resource from south.Beijing was maintain as Capital of Mingto keep national security from northernmongolian invasion. Huge amount of resource transported to Beijing tomaintian its prosperity and imperialgovernanceBeijing continued to be the capital of Qingfor the sake of national stability and wasstill supported by the south.
The Grand Canal from Beijing to Hangzhoufor transporting resources from south tonorth.