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This e-book is a compilation of 540 pictures and work of Qing Dynasty structure that seemed in Western guides presently housed within the Peking college Library. the gathering is classified into 18 chapters, reminiscent of urban partitions and gates, pagodas, archways, guild homes, church buildings, streets, and bridges. those pictures and work current a visible advent to the modes and varieties of chinese language structure equipped earlier than and through the Qing Dynasty. along with mirroring many of the social upheavals in China throughout the overdue Qing Dynasty, the pictures additionally replicate the Sino Western cultural interactions and armed forces encounters then. this is often proven in images of armed overseas troops status safeguard at the urban partitions of Nanjing and the victorious parade of the German army motorcade alongside a road in Qingdao. In end, this booklet comes in handy as a visible reference for discovering the architectural evolution through the Qing Dynasty and in addition offers a clean and multi-faceted standpoint on China's political, social, cultural, and monetary landscapes then.KEY good points- the newest booklet from the sequence, A Pictorial list of the Qing Dynasty.- excessive print solution: shut exam of info on every one picture is more desirable with the excessive print answer of the book.- Reader-friendly format: unmarried- or dual-picture structure on every one web page enables a quick searching adventure on revealed and e-book formats.- Accompanying textual content: each one photo comprises important annotations resembling, explanatory notes referring to particular architectural gains, resources, dates of images, and names of photographers.- bankruptcy review: each one bankruptcy opens with a short ancient assessment and creation to the categorical architecture.- Quotations from Western courses: attention-grabbing feedback on Qing Dynasty structure are incorporated from books written via Western ancient figures, comparable to Osvald Siren, Matteo Ricci, and Hans Christian Andersen.

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38 A P i c t o r i a l R e c o r d o f t h e Q ing Dynas ty C i t y W a l l s a n d Ga t e s 684 City walls of Songpanting in Sichuan Date: Early 20th century Photographer: Anonymous Source: Vicomte D’Ollone, In Forbidden China (London: T. , 1912). 2 kilometers long was built, taking five years to complete. In 1526, another one-kilometer-long wall was added. This photograph shows the city walls of Songpan City toward the end of the Qing Dynasty. , 1898). Qing Dynasty Architecture This picture is of the gate of Liangzhou City at the end of the nineteenth century, as seen through the eyes of Sven Hedin, a Swedish explorer.

Qing Dynasty Architecture 33 C i t y W a l l s a n d Ga t e s 583 City wall of Guangzhou (I) Source: S. H. , 1883). Guangzhou City was constructed during the Qin and Han dynasties, expanded in the Song Dynasty, fortified during the Ming Dynasty, and equipped with military facilities in the first half of the Qing Dynasty. During the late Qing period, Guangzhou City was separated into inner and outer cities. 8 zhang high (≈ 9 meters), eight gates, 10 gate towers, four watchtowers, 250 ammunition depots, and 304 cannon batteries.

C. Keyte, The Passing of the Dragon (London: The Carey Press, 1912). ), and was the site used for the ritual worship of the heavens. In 684, Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty was buried in the mountain of Liangshan north of the city, thus the mausoleum was named Qianling, and the county renamed Fengtian (literally sacrificial offerings). This photograph depicts the assault on Qianzhou during the Revolution of 1911. 314 Gate tower of Suide in Shaanxi Date: Early 20th century Photographer: Morgan Palmer Source: J.

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