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

Mapping Chengde : the Qing landscape enterprise, Philippe Forêt

Label
Mapping Chengde : the Qing landscape enterprise
Title
Mapping Chengde
Title remainder
the Qing landscape enterprise
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Forêt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
951/.52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS796.C49
LC item number
F67 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture
Label
Mapping Chengde : the Qing landscape enterprise, Philippe Forêt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-202) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Qing Dynasty Emperors
  • Waiba miao Temples
  • The Kangxi Emperor's Vistas
  • 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
Control code
ocm53897371
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 209 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585481920
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62nsxz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b19885672
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)53897371
  • sks058548192X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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