A Paradise Lost: The Imperial Garden Yuanming Yuan by Young-tsu Wong PDF

By Young-tsu Wong

This publication is aimed toward readers and researchers who're drawn to chinese language backyard structure, the increase and fall of Yuanming Yuan and the background of the Qing dynasty. it's the first entire learn of the palatial backyard advanced in a Western language, and is abundantly illustrated with pictures and unique drawings. Young-tsu Wong’s enticing writing kind brings "the backyard of excellent brightness" to lifestyles as he leads readers on a grand journey of its structure and history.

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To the west of the Wonderland laid the Calm Lake under Autumn Moon (Pinghu Qiuyue), one more replica from the West Lake of Hangzhou.

Qianlong designated it as the High-Reaching Mountain and Outstretched River (Shangao Shuichang) (Yuanming Yuan Sishijing Tuyong 1985, 35). Across the Cloud-Living on the Moon Land and in the northwest corner, Qianlong spent 600,000 taels to complete the Ancestral Shrine in1742. The main structure, called Blessing Palace (Anyou Gong), was set all the way back in the middle facing south (Yuanming Yuan Sishijing Tuyong 1985, 39). 6 This cove is representative of those Yuanming Yuan structures designed and created on the basis of famous legends.

Hanshu [The History of the Former Han Dynasty], (Vols. 12). Beijing: Zhonghua shuju edition. Bo, J. (1955). Boshi changqing ji [Collected Works of Bo Juyi]. Facsimile reproduction of the first Song dynasty edition. Beijing: Wenxue guji kanyinshe. 10 juan. References 21 Chen, C. (1980) Yuanlin tancong [Essays on Gardens]. Shanghai: Wenhua chubanshe. Chen, C. (1994). On Chinese Gardens. Shanghai: Tongji University Press. Chen, S. (1959). Sanguo zhi [The History of the Three Kingdoms], (Vols. 3). Beijing: Zhonghua shuju edition.

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