Zongli Yamen

Zongli Yamen (simplified Chinese: 总理衙门; traditional Chinese: 總理衙門; pinyin: Zǒnglǐ Yámen; Wade–Giles: Tsungli Yamen) was the government body in charge of foreign affairs in imperial China during the late Qing dynasty. It was established by Prince Gong in 1861, following the Convention of Peking. It was abolished in 1901 and replaced with a Foreign Office of ministry rank.

The former site of the Zongli Yamen is now located in Dongtangzi Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing. Nearly all buildings are preserved in good condition.

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