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Mapping Chengde: the Qing landscape enterprise
AuthorForêt, Philippe, 1957-
Pub. LocationHonoluluPublisherUniversity of Hawaii Press
Date2000Phys. Desc.xviii, 209 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm. + pdf
LocationAdmin. Office, and Digital ArchivesCall NumberDS796.C49 F67 2000
Mapping Chengde : the Qing landscape enterprise / Philippe Forêt.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index.

The Great Qing at Home -- Hamlet and Imperial Residence -- Garden and Mountain Rhetoric -- The Jehol Frontier -- Capitals and Models -- Representations of Chengde -- Chengde Studies -- Place Name Concordance -- Qing Dynasty Emperors -- Waiba miao Temples -- The Kangxi Emperor's Vistas.

Summary: The imperial residence of Chengde was built by two powerful and ambitious Manchu emperors between 1703 and 1780 in the mountains of Jehol. The site, which is on UNESCO's World Heritage List, combines the largest classical gardens in China with a unique series of grand monasteries in the Sino-Tibetan style. Mapping Chengde, the first scholarly publication in English on the Manchu summer capital, reveals how this unlikely architectural and landscape enterprise came to help forge a dynasty's multicultural identity and concretize its claims of political legitimacy. Using both visual and textual materials, the author explores the hidden dimensions of landscape, showing how geographical imagination shaped the aesthetics of Qing court culture while proposing a new interpretation of the mental universe that conceived one of the world's most remarkable examples of imperial architecture.

Another copy Gleeson Library.
Also online via Gleeson Library.
Local access dig.pdf. [Foret-Mapping Chengde.pdf]

Subject(s)Chengde 承德--History
Temples--China--Chengde
Bishushanzhuang 避暑山莊 (Chengde 承德)
Gardens, Chinese--China--Chengde
Palaces--China--Chengde
Chengde 承德--Civilization
Chengde 承德 [Rehe 热河]--Description and travel--18th century
Chengde Shi 承德市--History
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #9608
ISBN0824822935 ; 9780824822934LCCN99-88190OCLC42976861