A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty - Qing Dynasty by Compiled by Peking University Library

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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 collage Library. the gathering is labeled into 18 chapters, corresponding to urban partitions and gates, pagodas, archways, guild homes, church buildings, streets, and bridges. those photos and work current a visible creation to the modes and kinds of chinese language structure equipped ahead of and through the Qing Dynasty. in addition to mirroring a number of the social upheavals in China in the course of the past due Qing Dynasty, the images additionally replicate the Sino Western cultural interactions and army encounters then. this can be proven in photos of armed overseas troops status protect at the urban partitions of Nanjing and the positive parade of the German army motorcade alongside a highway in Qingdao. In end, this ebook turns out to be useful as a visible reference for getting to know the architectural evolution in the course of the Qing Dynasty and likewise presents a clean and multi-faceted point of view on China's political, social, cultural, and monetary landscapes then.KEY positive aspects- the most recent e-book from the sequence, A Pictorial list of the Qing Dynasty.- excessive print answer: shut exam of info on every one picture is greater with the excessive print answer of the book.- Reader-friendly structure: unmarried- or dual-picture format on each one web page allows a quick shopping adventure on published and publication formats.- Accompanying textual content: every one picture comprises invaluable annotations akin to, explanatory notes concerning particular architectural good points, resources, dates of images, and names of photographers.- bankruptcy review: every one bankruptcy opens with a short old review and advent to the explicit architecture.- Quotations from Western courses: fascinating feedback on Qing Dynasty structure are integrated from books written through Western old figures, reminiscent of Osvald Siren, Matteo Ricci, and Hans Christian Andersen.

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5 kilometers], with a height of 3 zhang 2 chi [≈ 10 meters] and a thickness of 1 zhang [≈ 3 meters]. ” Gaotai Town was located in the middle of the Hexi Passage, and was historically a strategic and important military garrison, due to its unique landform–a narrow passage with steep cliffs on both sides. Qing Dynasty Architecture 345 City gate of Gaotai in Gansu Date: Early 20th century Photographer: K. Futterer Source: K. Futterer, Durch Asien. Band I (Berlin: Verlag von Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1901).

Ningxia is an ancient region and humans settled around the place 3,000 years ago. Ningxia Prefecture was set up during the Qing Dynasty, and by the end of the eighteenth century, it was the largest and most populated area for the Muslim minorities in China. This picture came from the author of the original book, who stayed in western China and engaged in exploration and research for over 40 years, making many major discoveries there. The picture shows a city gate in Ningxia during the late Qing Dynasty.

Liangzhou also held a critical position on the Silk Routes, being a major trading town. 39 C i t y W a l l s a n d Ga t e s 703 Shuanghe Gate in Dali Date: Between late 19th and early 20th century Photographer: Anonymous Source: Lawrence Dundas Zetland (Earl of Ronaldshay), A Wandering Student in the Far East (Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1908). This photograph is of the Shuanghe Gate or the south gate of Dali. ” Later on, the city was renovated several times, and in the Qing Dynasty, “The city wall was 2 zhang 4 chi in height [≈ 8 meters], coated with bricks, with 15 watchtowers.

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