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Splendors of China's Forbidden City : the glorious reign of Emperor Qianlong
AuthorHo, Chuimei
Bronson, Bennet
Field Museum of Natural History
Pub. LocationLondonPublisherMerrell
Date2004Phys. Desc.288 p. : color ill. ; 28 cm.
LocationAdmin. OfficeCall NumberN7343.5.S76 2004
Splendors of China's Forbidden City : the glorious reign of Emperor Qianlong / Chuimei Ho and Bennet Bronson.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Splendors of China's Forbidden City : the glorious reign of Emperor Qianlong, The Field Museum, Chicago, March 12-September 12, 2004.
Bibliography: p. 281-283. Includes index.
Glossary of Chinese names, terms, items.

Catalog includes brief text entries on specific topics: Heirarchy of the Eight Banners, Cousins of the Manchus (Pamela Crossley); Ode to Mukden; Yuanming Yuan Summer Palace (Cary Y. Liu); Nurgaci's seven grievances against the Ming; Lang Shining or Giuseppe Castiglione, an Italian painter at the Qing Court (Nie Chongzheng); Rong Fei and the Fragrant Concubine (Evelyn S. Rawski), Religions of the Qianlong Court (map of Buddhist and Daoist sites in the 18th century Forbidden City), etc.
Added keywords: Yuanmingyuan 圓明園, thrones, Mount Tai, high heels platform shoes, Empress's silkworms, Imperial workshops, martial arts and hunting, Heshen, Macartney's unsuccessful mission, shamanism, Buddhism, Daoism, Islam and Christianity, Jesuit ancestor rituals, Bixia and Seven Stars, mothers, wives, grandparents of the emperor, dining in the palace, Xiang Fei 香妃, palace ladies, memorial on porcelain, ceramics, jade-carving industry (Yang Boda), Voltaire on Qianlong versus Frederick the Great (Bennet Bronson). Thanka, swords, teapots, haipins, family portraits, imperial consorts, cloisonne.
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Subject(s)Qianlong 乾隆, Emperor of China, 1711-1799--Art collections--Exhibitions
Forbidden City 紫禁城 (Beijing)--Exhibitions
Art, Chinese--Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1911--Exhibitions
China--History--Qianlong 乾隆, 1736-1795--Exhibitions
Rec. TypeExhibition catalogLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #11916
ISBN1858942039OCLC53459646