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Emperor Qianlong

Author : Mark C. Elliott
ISBN : 0321084446
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This new entry in the Longman Library of World Biography series offers an intimate and provocative account of the Manchu emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), one of the world's great empire-builders, who helped build the foundation of the modern Chinese nation. During the 64 years of Qianlong's rule, China's population more than doubled, its territory increased by one-third, its cities flourished, and its manufactures - tea, silk, porcelain - were principal items of international commerce. Based on original Chinese and Manchu-language sources, and drawing on the latest scholarship, this is the biography of the man who, in presiding over imperial China's last golden epoch, created the geographic and demographic framework of modern China. This accessible account describes the personal struggles and public drama surrounding one of the major political figures of the early modern age, with special consideration given to the emperor's efforts to rise above ethnic divisions and to encompass the political and religious traditions of Han Chinese, Mongols, Tibetans, Turks, and other peoples of his realm. In addition to becoming familiar with one of the most remarkable figures in world history, readers will find that learning about Emperor Qianlong will add greatly to their appreciation of China's place in the world of the eighteenth century and will deepen their understanding of China's place in the world today.

A Collector S Vision

Author : Stacey Pierson
ISBN : UCSD:31822032124034
Genre : Art
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The Qianlong Emperor

Author : Zhang Hongxing
ISBN : UCSD:31822033498189
Genre : Art
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Qianlong, the great 18th-century Emperor, ruled China for 60 years, during which time the country became the mot wealthy and populous nation in the world. An open-minded, truthful and hard working ruler, the Emperor was also a poet, painter and calligrapher, as well as an art collector and connoisseur. In conjunction with the first exhibition from the Palace Museum Beijing to the UK, this illustrated catalogue covers the Qianlong Emperor and depicts the many facets of his life. It also looks in detail at the art produced during his rule, both by himself and the artists he employed including court and genre portraits, prints, gold, silver and jade objects and textiles. This catalogue consists of five essays by the experts of the Palace Museum and introductory texts to 90 exhibits from its superb collections.

Barbarian Lens

Author : Regine Thiriez,
ISBN : 9781136800177
Genre : History
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Part of the prestigious academic book series Documenting the Image, this is a fascinating survey illustrated by extremely rare photographs of the burned architectural and landscape complex known as the Rape of the Summer Palace. In 1860, Western armies brought ruin to the treasured seat of the Qing emperors near Beijing. One hundred and fifty images have been collected to date as a support for an extensive study of the building of the palaces and their subsequent destruction. This book is a rigourous analysis of the work and experiences of the European photographers, both amateur and professional, working in Beijing during this period, and, as such, becomes an account of the development of photography itself. Offering a fascinating glimpse into 19th-Century China, the book gives an historical overview of the political situation.

Gardens Of A Chinese Emperor

Author : Victoria M. Siu
ISBN : 9781611461299
Genre : History
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The Garden of Perfect Brightness (Yuanming Yuan) in the western suburbs of the Quing capital, Beijing, was begun by the great Kangxi (r. 1661-1722) and expanded by his son, Yongzheng (r. 1722-1736) and brought to its greatest glory by his grandson, Qianlong (r. 1736-1796). A lover of literature and art, Qinglong sought an earthly reflection of his greatness in his Yuanming Yuan. For many years he designed and directed an elaborate program of garden arrangements. Representing two generations of painstaking research, this book follows the emperor as he ruled his empire from within his garden. In a landscape of lush plants, artificial mountains and lakes, and colorful buildings, he sought to represent his wealth and power to his diverse subjects and to the world at large. Having been looted and burned in the mid-nineteenth century by western forces, it now lies mostly in ruins, but it was the world’s most elaborate garden in the eighteenth century. The garden suggested a whole set of concepts—religious, philosophical, political, artistic, and popular—represented in landscape and architecture. Just as bonsai portrays a garden in miniature, the imperial Yuanming Yuan at the height of its splendor represented the Qing Empire in microcosm. Includes 62 color plates and 35 black & white photographs.

Splendors Of China S Forbidden City

Author : Chuimei Ho
ISBN : 1858942039
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Offering an unprecedented insight into one of the most glittering courts in history, this sumptuous book brings together some China's priceless national treasures, housed in Beijing's royal palace complex, the Forbidden City, and collected by Emperor Qianlong during his sixty-year reign from 1736 to 1795.

The Qianlong Emperor As The Bodhisattva Manjushri

Author : Kevin Greenwood (R. E.)
ISBN : OCLC:43084556
Genre : China
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Author : Eileen Tamura
ISBN : 0824819233
Genre : History
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China: Understanding Its Past aims to fill a conspicuous gap in conventional world history texts, which are often Eurocentric and give scant attention to Asia. Using role-playing, simulations, debates, primary documents, first person accounts, excerpts from literary works, and cooperative learning activities, this text will help students explore many key aspects of China's history and culture. The teacher's manual includes a synopsis of each chapter and section, learner outcomes, definitions of key concepts, directions for student activities, and possible responses to questions posed in the student text. The CD contains selections of Chinese music from different time periods and locales. Liner notes include English translations of lyrics as well as historical information about each selection.

The Historical Status Of China S Tibet

Author : Jiawei Wang
ISBN : 7801133048
Genre : China
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The Circle Of Bliss

Author : John C. Huntington
ISBN : 9781932476019
Genre : Art
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Published in conjunction with a 2003 exhibition co-organized by the Columbus Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this hefty, oversize (10x13 catalogue features approximately 160 powerful masterpieces of Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Chinese, and Mongolian art produced over the pa

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