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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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Ly Tang

Author : Qianlong (Emperor of China)
ISBN : MINN:31951001672668P
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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.

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.


Author : Eileen Tamura
ISBN : 0824819233
Genre : History
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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

Qing Dynasty Emperors

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 123051497X
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 41. Chapters: Puyi, Xianfeng Emperor, Qianlong Emperor, Kangxi Emperor, Yongzheng Emperor, Guangxu Emperor, Hong Taiji, Nurhaci, Shunzhi Emperor, Daoguang Emperor, Jiaqing Emperor, List of emperors of the Qing Dynasty, Tongzhi Emperor. Excerpt: Puyi (simplified Chinese: traditional Chinese: pinyin: P yi) (7 February 1906 - 17 October 1967), of the Aisin Gioro clan, was the last Emperor of China. He ruled in two periods between 1908 and 1917, firstly as the Xuantong Emperor ( ) from 1908 to 1912, and nominally as a non-ruling puppet emperor for twelve days in 1917. He was the twelfth and final member of the Manchu Qing Dynasty to rule over China. He was married to the Empress Gobulo Wan Rong under the suggestion of the Imperial Dowager Concubine Duan-Kang. Later, between 1934 and 1945, he was the Kangde Emperor ( ) of Manchukuo. In the People's Republic of China, he was a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference from 1964 until his death in 1967. His abdication was a symbol of the end of a long era in China, and he is widely known as The Last Emperor ( ). In English, he is known more simply as Puyi (in Pinyin) or (P'u-i in Wade-Giles romanization), this naming is in accordance with the Manchu tradition of never using an individual's clan name and given name together, but is in complete contravention of the traditional Chinese and Manchu custom whereby the private given name of an emperor was considered taboo and ineffable, since it broke the Chinese Naming taboo tradition, it was a punishable offence by traditional law. It may be that the use of the given name Puyi after the overthrow of the empire was thus a political technique, an attempt to express desecration of the old order. After Puyi lost his imperial title in 1924 he was officially styled "Mr. Puyi..".

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