By Compiled by Peking University Library
This ebook is a compilation of 540 pictures and work of Qing Dynasty structure that seemed in Western guides presently housed within the Peking collage Library. the gathering is classified into 18 chapters, resembling urban partitions and gates, pagodas, archways, guild homes, church buildings, streets, and bridges. those images and work current a visible advent to the modes and kinds of chinese language structure outfitted earlier than and through the Qing Dynasty. along with mirroring many of the social upheavals in China in the course of the past due Qing Dynasty, the pictures additionally replicate the Sino Western cultural interactions and army encounters then. this can be proven in pictures of armed overseas troops status safeguard at the urban partitions of Nanjing and the effective parade of the German army motorcade alongside a highway in Qingdao. In end, this publication comes in handy as a visible reference for discovering the architectural evolution throughout the Qing Dynasty and likewise presents a clean and multi-faceted standpoint on China's political, social, cultural, and fiscal landscapes then.KEY gains- the most recent e-book from the sequence, A Pictorial list of the Qing Dynasty.- excessive print solution: shut exam of information on each one photo is stronger with the excessive print solution of the book.- Reader-friendly format: unmarried- or dual-picture format on each one web page enables a quick looking adventure on published and booklet formats.- Accompanying textual content: each one photo comprises valuable annotations equivalent to, explanatory notes bearing on particular architectural positive factors, assets, dates of images, and names of photographers.- bankruptcy evaluate: every one bankruptcy opens with a short ancient review and advent to the explicit architecture.- Quotations from Western courses: attention-grabbing feedback on Qing Dynasty structure are integrated from books written by way of Western historic figures, akin to Osvald Siren, Matteo Ricci, and Hans Christian Andersen.
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Piassetsky, Voyage a Travers la Mongolie et la Chine (Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1883). The ancient city of Huizhou (today’s Xixian, Anhui; formerly known as Xin’an) was established during the Qin Dynasty, and had been an administrative seat of county, prefecture, and province since the Tang Dynasty. The city of Xin’an was built in 617, experienced subsequent expansions, and currently there are still 1,500 meters of city walls standing. The county was located at the east end of the city, whose walls were built in 1555.
Each wide wall consisted of 56 arrowslits, while every narrow wall had 16, which is a total of 144. The watchtower at the outer city was smaller than those at the inner city, with only 20 arrowslits in total. , 1901). On August 14, 1900, during the invasion of Beijing by the Eight-Nation Allied Forces, the Japanese invaders bombarded the archers’ tower of Chaoyang Gate. This photograph depicts the wreckage of the tower after the bombardment, a silent witness to the atrocity of the invaders. 10 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 155 This photograph was taken from within Chaoyang Gate.
However, it was rebuilt in the Qing Dynasty. 283 North Gate tower in Xi’an Date: Early 20th century Photographer: Ernst Boerschmann Source: Ernst Boerschmann, Picturesque China (London: T. , 1923). ” The city was built on the foundations of the Imperial City of Tang Dynasty, and underwent three major renovations in the Ming and Qing dynasties. This tower at the North Gate was destroyed by war in the Revolution of 1911. This photograph was taken before the destruction of the tower. Qing Dynasty Architecture 17 C i t y W a l l s a n d Ga t e s 295 City gate in Hanzhong Source: P.
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