Gardens of a Chinese Emperor: Imperial Creations of the Qianlong Era, 1736-1796

Gardens of a Chinese Emperor: Imperial Creations of the Qianlong Era, 1736-1796

Qianlong’s Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness) was a microcosm of his world, with lush plants, artificial mountains and lakes, and colorful buildings. From within these precincts, the emperor ruled his lands, performed imperial rituals, and observed various religious ceremonies of his people. Destroyed and looted in 1860 by Western forces, it is today only partially restored. Using images, maps, and color-plates, this book reveals the philosophical, political,… (more)

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Publisher: Lehigh University Press (June 12, 2013)

Parent ISBN: 9781611461282

Page count: 324 pages

Language: English


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