The Resource Mapping Chengde : the Qing landscape enterprise, Philippe Foret̂

Mapping Chengde : the Qing landscape enterprise, Philippe Foret̂

Label
Mapping Chengde : the Qing landscape enterprise
Title
Mapping Chengde
Title remainder
the Qing landscape enterprise
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Foret̂
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
951/.52
LC call number
DS796.C49
LC item number
F67 2000
Series statement
Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture
Summary expansion
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
Label
Mapping Chengde : the Qing landscape enterprise, Philippe Foret̂
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index
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Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Great Qing at Home -- Ch. 3. Hamlet and Imperial Residence -- Ch. 4. Garden and Mountain Rhetoric -- Ch. 5. The Jehol Frontier -- Ch. 6. Capitals and Models -- Ch. 7. Representations of Chengde -- Ch. 8. Chengde Studies -- App. 1. Place Name Concordance -- App. 2. Qing Dynasty Emperors -- App. 3. Waiba miao Temples -- App. 4. The Kangxi Emperor's Vistas -- App. 5. Chronology of Chengde
Control code
000021249101
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 209 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780824822934
Isbn Type
(pbk. alk. paper)
Lccn
99088190
Other control number
9780824822934
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
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System control number
  • 21249101lw
  • (OCoLC)42976861

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