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The Forbidden City

Author : Geremie R. Barmé
ISBN : 9780674069091
Genre : History
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The Forbidden City (Zijin Cheng) lying at the heart of Beijing formed the hub of the Celestial Empire for five centuries. Over the past century it has led a reduced life as the refuge for a deposed emperor, as well as a heritage museum for monarchist, republican, and socialist citizens, and it has been celebrated and excoriated as a symbol of all that was magnificent and terrible in dynastic China’s legacy.
Category: History

Twilight In The Forbidden City

Author : Reginald F. Johnston
ISBN : 9781108029650
Genre : History
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Johnson's account of the last years of the Chinese Qing dynasty provides a unique Western perspective on this historic period.
Category: History

The Forbidden City

Author : Frances Wood
ISBN : IND:30000101101966
Genre : History
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This lively book introduces the reader to the colourful characters who inhabited the Forbidden City, and vividly evokes the strictly prescribed rituals that made up life between its walls. From the strong intellectual and political character of the Ming dynasty through the robust warrior spirit of the Qing, Frances Wood's thematic tour recalls the most intriguing and exciting moments - whether official or domestic - of that extraordinary era.
Category: History

Discoveries Forbidden City

Author : Dominique Morel
ISBN : 0810928221
Genre : Architecture
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Traces the history of the Chinese palace that was reserved exclusively for the Emperor and his court
Category: Architecture

Forbidden City

Author : William Bell
ISBN : 9780385674126
Genre : Fiction
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Seventeen-year-old Alex Jackson comes home from school to find that his father, a CBC news cameraman, wants to take him to China's capital, Beijing. Once there, Alex finds himself on his own in Tian An Men Square as desperate students fight the Chinese army for their freedom. Separated from his father and carrying illegal videotapes, Alex must trust the students to help him escape. Closely based on eyewitness accounts of the massacre in Beijing, Forbidden City is a powerful and frightening story. From the Paperback edition.
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Forbidden City

Author : Muriel Molland Jernigan
ISBN : 9781787208803
Genre : History
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A fictionalized account of the Empress Dowager of China, Tsu Hsi, last of the Manchus. She was one who “ate life,” one for whom all the power of the Dragon throne could not give her what she sought. This is the story of Nala, born to luxury, who was sent at sixteen to the Summer Palace, to be the Emperor’s concubine, and who lived to wrest the throne from the dying monarch. It is the story of Jung Lu, the Manchu Lord who gave her the only love she was ever to know, and whose quiet and wise counsel gave her the wisdom to rule. It is the story of a country, a people, a way of life, and a hatred born of misunderstanding which carried tragic consequences. For nothing Jung Lu could say or do could soothe her hatred of the “foreign devils” and their woman ruler who dared to call herself by a name that meant “victorious.” For the first time the full picture of the Empress Dowager of China, Tsu His, last of the Manchus, is drawn to life. From her seat on the Dragon throne she commanded an Empire. The decisions she made still leave their mark on the world. Few women in history have held as much power. Yet the days were never long enough for all she wanted to do. Mrs. Jernigan tells the strange story of Tsu His’s love for her Prime Minister, which defied tradition, with smooth-paced narrative power, in an absorbing novel, full of pageantry and turbulence. FORBIDDEN CITY is a vivid portrait of one of the least-known but one of the most remarkable figures of history.
Category: History

Revenge Of The Forbidden City

Author : James W. Tong
ISBN : 019970368X
Genre : Religion
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The Falungong movement originated in 1992 as a system of breathing exercises designed to promote health and well-being. Riding on the coattails of the qigong fever that swept through China, it attracted an extensive following until 1994, when the Chinese government suppressed the qigong movement. A series of protest rallies by Falungong organizations against local government repression set in motion an upward conflict spiral that culminated in the siege of the Party headquarters in Beijing on April 25, 1999, by more than 20,000 Falungong practitioners. Revenge of the Forbidden City begins with the shock of the Politburo against such insolent defiance, resolving to retaliate against the Falungong, a retaliation that represented "the most serious political incident" since the Tiananmen upheaval in 1989. James W. Tong reveals how the Chinese government's relentless, sustained repression of the Falungong movement typifies its response towards perceived internal threats. Though many claim that the Democratic reforms in China have eroded the government's ability to monitor and control its citizens, the success of the campaign to eradicate Falungong indicates otherwise: the government effectively implemented a multifaceted offensive involving unsparing suppression, pervasive propaganda, and coercive conversion. The successful execution of this complex campaign reveals the resilience of China's authoritarian institutions. Using empirical evidence and thorough analysis, Tong reveals the Chinese state's formidable ability to crush dissent and provides a cogent rebuttal to those who claim that the Communist government is on the verge of collapse. The definitive account of China's response to Falungong, Revenge of the Forbidden City is essential for any scholar interested in how the Chinese state actually operates.
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Forbidden City

Author : Gail Mazur
ISBN : 9780226349732
Genre : Poetry
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from “Mount Fuji” A draughtsman’s draughtsman, Hokusai at 70 thought he’d begun to grasp the structures of birds and beasts, insects and fish, of the way plants grow, hoped that by 90 he’d have penetrated to their essential nature. And more, by 100, I will have reached the stage where every dot, every mark I make will be alive. You always loved that resolve, you’d repeat joyfully—Hokusai’s utterance of faith in work’s possibilities, its reward, that, at 130, he’d perhaps have learned to draw. Gail Mazur’s poems in Forbidden City build an engaging meditative structure upon the elements of mortality and art, eloquently contemplating the relationship of art and life—and the dynamic possibilities of each in combination. At the collection’s heart is the poet’s long marriage to the artist Michael Mazur (1935–2009). A fascinating range of tone infuses the book—grieving, but clear-eyed rather than lugubrious, sometimes whimsical, even comical, and often exuberant. The note of pleasure, as in an old tradition enriched by transience, runs through the work, even in the final poem, “Grief,” where “our ravenous hold on the world” is a powerful central element.
Category: Poetry

Taihe Dian

Author : Aa.Vv.
ISBN : 9788849265507
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This volume reports on the cognitive survey carried out in the Hall of Supreme Harmony of the Forbidden City in Beijing by the Directorate General for the Architectural and Landscape Heritage between November 2003 and April 2004. It aims at providing a thorough reading of geometries, matters and building features of the Taihe dian, through a "reverse path" to knowledge starting from the tangible document of the building. A scientific report rooted in a long tradition of cultural heritage management, which considers the divulgation of the outcomes of any research as an essential prerequisite for knowledge sharing.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Emperor S Private Paradise

Author : Nancy Zeng Berliner
ISBN : 0300163894
Genre : Art
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"[A]ccompanies the exhibition of the same name organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, in partnership with the Palace Museum and in cooperation with the World Monuments Fund, on view from September 14, 2010 through January 9, 2011; and traveling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from February 3, 2011 through May 1, 2011; and the Milwaukee Art Museum, from June 11, 2011 through September 12, 2011"--T.p. verso.
Category: Art