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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 : May Holdsworth
ISBN : 019590608X
Genre : Architecture
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Presents an introduction to Beijing's Forbidden City, describing the palace's rituals and everyday life.
Category: Architecture

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

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.
Category: Religion

The Forbidden City

Author : Susie Hodge
ISBN : 0836858174
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the history and function of the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

Forbidden City

Author : Barbara Knox
ISBN : 1642800643
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A Jesuit In The Forbidden City

Author : R. Po-chia Hsia
ISBN : 9780199592258
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The remarkable life of the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, one of the most famous missionaries of all time and the founder of the Catholic Mission in China. This is the first critical biography to use all relevant sources, not only in western languages but in Chinese as well.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.
Category: Art

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