China's Lost Imperial Garden: The World's Most Exquisite Garden Rediscovered
Built in 1707, the Old Summer Palace (Yuan Ming Yuan) is a masterpiece integrating the classic garden-building arts of China. It is reputed as the "Garden of all Gardens," due to its rich and incomparable landscaping. The beautiful and expansive gardens were known to the world, and triggered the craze of Chinese gardens in 18th century Europe. Victor Hugo, one of the best and greatest known French writers, described it as "Achievements generated from the imagination of a super nation." The Old Summer Palace was also the second political center in addition to the Forbidden City in the Qing Dynasty (1636–1911). Five emperors chose the Old Summer Palace as their venue for administrative governance. They felt it expressed an ideal of state governing and an appeal of aesthetics. Meanwhile, it was the base for turning out important national policies while serving as an important venue for the exchange between Chinese and foreign envoys. Having gone through a span of over 150 years, the Old Summer Palace reflects the history of the rise and fall of the Qing Dynasty. Deserving its honor as the largest royal art museum, the Old Summer Palace contained calligraphic works and paintings of many noted artists, numerous rarities such as secret and valuable books, ancient bells, tri-pots, pre...
- ASIN: 1602200211
Imperial China 900-1800
This is a history of China for the 900-year time span of the late imperial period. A senior scholar of this epoch, F. W. Mote highlights the personal characteristics of the rulers and dynasties and probes the cultural theme of Chinese adaptations to recurrent alien rule. No other work provides a similar synthesis: generational events, personalities, and the spirit of the age combine to yield a comprehensive history of the civilization, not isolated but shaped by its relation to outsiders.This vast panorama of the civilization of the largest society in human history reveals much about Chinese high and low culture, and the influential role of Confucian philosophical and social ideals. Throughout the Liao Empire, the world of the Song, the Mongol rule, and the early Qing through the Kangxi and Qianlong reigns, culture, ideas, and personalities are richly woven into the fabric of the political order and institutions. This is a monumental work that will stand among the classic accounts of the nature and vibrancy of Chinese civilization before the modern period.
- Brand: Brand: Harvard University Press
- ASIN: 0674012127
China's Cosmopolitan Empire: The Tang Dynasty (History of Imperial China)
The Tang dynasty is often called China’s “golden age,” a period of commercial, religious, and cultural connections from Korea and Japan to the Persian Gulf, and a time of unsurpassed literary creativity. Mark Lewis captures a dynamic era in which the empire reached its greatest geographical extent under Chinese rule, painting and ceramic arts flourished, women played a major role both as rulers and in the economy, and China produced its finest lyric poets in Wang Wei, Li Bo, and Du Fu.The Chinese engaged in extensive trade on sea and land. Merchants from Inner Asia settled in the capital, while Chinese entrepreneurs set off for the wider world, the beginning of a global diaspora. The emergence of an economically and culturally dominant south that was controlled from a northern capital set a pattern for the rest of Chinese imperial history. Poems celebrated the glories of the capital, meditated on individual loneliness in its midst, and described heroic young men and beautiful women who filled city streets and bars.Despite the romantic aura attached to the Tang, it was not a time of unending peace. In 756, General An Lushan led a revolt that shook the country to its core, weakening the government to such a degree that by the early tenth century, regional warlordism gripped m...
- ASIN: 0674064011
China's Last Empire: The Great Qing (History of Imperial China)
In a brisk revisionist history, William Rowe challenges the standard narrative of Qing China as a decadent, inward-looking state that failed to keep pace with the modern West.The Great Qing was the second major Chinese empire ruled by foreigners. Three strong Manchu emperors worked diligently to secure an alliance with the conquered Ming gentry, though many of their social edicts―especially the requirement that ethnic Han men wear queues―were fiercely resisted. As advocates of a “universal” empire, Qing rulers also achieved an enormous expansion of the Chinese realm over the course of three centuries, including the conquest and incorporation of Turkic and Tibetan peoples in the west, vast migration into the southwest, and the colonization of Taiwan. Despite this geographic range and the accompanying social and economic complexity, the Qing ideal of “small government” worked well when outside threats were minimal. But the nineteenth-century Opium Wars forced China to become a player in a predatory international contest involving Western powers, while the devastating uprisings of the Taiping and Boxer rebellions signaled an urgent need for internal reform. Comprehensive state-mandated changes during the early twentieth century were not enough to hold back the nationalis...
- Brand: Brand: Belknap Press
- ASIN: 0674066243
Imperial Garden of Ancient China - Calming the Mind
- ASIN: B07QBWFNG6
Emperor of China's Gardens, Imperial Palace, Peking by William Alexander - 12" x 18" Gallery Wrap Giclee Canvas Print - Ready to Hang
This 12" x 18" giclee canvas art print of Emperor Of China's Gardens, Imperial Palace, Peking by William Alexander by William Alexander is created on the finest quality artist-grade canvas, utilizing premier fade-resistant archival inks that ensure vibrant lasting colors for years to come. Every detail of the artwork is reproduced to museum quality specifications by our talented graphic artists. This magnificent canvas print is gallery wrapped by one of our professional framers on 1.5 inch deep wooden stretcher bars. The gallery wrap process allows you to hang the artwork on your wall frameless, since the printed border is wrapped around all four edges. Your gallery wrapped canvas print will arrive to your door ready to hang with all necessary hanging hardware. Canvas Art USA brings your walls to life with our meticulous attention to detail, all backed by the best customer service in the biz.
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- ASIN: B07NBXTMRQ
XI JINPING China President Zhongnanhai Imperial Garden Official U.S. $2 Bill
This 2019 XI JINPING - PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA uncirculated $2 Bill is Genuine Authentic Legal Tender of the United States. The full colorized images are accomplished through a revolutionary new authentic & genuine colorization process pioneered by The Merrick Mint. The bill comes displayed in a blue folio with a Certificate of Authenticity to guarantee that your bill is authentic and recognized by every monetary authority around the world, and assuring its Collector Edition status. Each $2 Bill is in FRESH, CRISP, UNCIRCULATED condition, and was directly removed from untouched wrapped Federal Reserve sealed packs. LIMITED OF ONLY 5,000 WORLDWIDE!
- Brand: Merrick Mint
- ASIN: B07SPG6F84
Imperial Garden in the Former Imperial Palace China, People's Republic of China Postcard
With over 2 million postcards of all categories, we have one of the largest postcard offerings in the world. We continue to add new cards every day, but if your requested town or city does is not shown, please use the "contact seller" link to make a direct request. All cards are priced according to view, location and quality condition. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. We base our grading on the condition of corners and edges of the Postcards. Grade 1 - Mint Condition These postcards have perfect or nearly perfect corners and edges. Postcards of this grade may be postal used or unused and may have writing on front and/or back. There may be light yellowing from age or from being in an album. Grade 2 - Near Mint Condition Postcards of this grade have light corner and/or edge wear. These postcards are still in nice condition. They may have writing on front and/or back. There may also be light yellowing from age. Grade 3 - Excellent Condition Average condition postcards have more corner and/or edge wear than Grade 2. Corners may have a lot of wear or roundness from wear. These cards may also have a lot of yellowing from age or from being in an album. Very tips of cards may have slight indentations from wear. There are no creases in the card at this grade. Grade 4 - Average Condition...
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Fashion Travel Umbrella Sun Umbrella UV protection automatic opening and closing, China Beijing Imperial Garden, windproof - rainproof - men - ladies - versatile - 42 inches
what are you waiting for? Click on the shopping cart to prepare a stylish umbrella for the rainy days. Instructions for closing the umbrella. 1. Press the button to close the umbrella. 2. Then hold the handle with one hand and hold the top with the other hand. 3. Press the umbrella hard. The automatic on/off function makes one-handed operation easy. It is only 13 inches and weighs less than a pound. It is easy to store in wallets, briefcases, backpacks, suitcases, etc. Quality process: The triple chrome metal shaft and sturdy metal frame design provide greater stability in strong winds. Ergonomic, non-slip rubber handle with wrist strap for easy carrying. Includes protective travel sleeves. occasion: Suitable for outdoor, travel, rainy, sunny and so on. Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving's best gift Suitable for women, men, men, women, teenagers
- Color: color6
- Brand: BEIKIKI
- ASIN: B07Q25XFT3
iPhone X/XS Ultra-Thin Glass Back Phone case,China Beijing Imperial Garden Soft and Easy to Protect The Protective case
Please kindly note that the magnetic case is creative, so cool and beautiful. Don't let it slip from your hand and drop on the ground. Are you still heasting to choose what kind of phone case ? The following reaserch will help you answer the problem Tradtiatonal phone case have the following problem 1.The soft TPU case will get yellow when you use it and it is easily to breed bacteria. 2.The Hard phone case is too heavy and it is easily get cracked and it will block the singal of the phone. 3.The normal glass will get cracked easily and it will hurt the phone when you intall it or pick off the phone case. Our phone case is new version and it does not exist this kind of problem. Q&A about MISSCASE Product: Q1: What kind of materials the case frame made of,metal or hard plastic? A: It designed with compound metal material and you can install or remove it easily. Q2: Do I need to take off the case when I want to charge my iPhone? A: Easy access to speaker & charging port without having to remove the case for its precise cutouts. Q3: Does the case have a lip to protect the camera and screen? A: Yes, the edge around the camera and screen is higher and will protect your screen and lens from scratches. Q4: Is it easy to install and remove? A: Yes, this frame is made of 2-piece m...
- Color: Multi-colored
- Brand: PADSJK
- ASIN: B07MX4S78J
iPad 9.7" iPad Air 1 / 2Case China Beijing Imperial Garden -360 Degree Swivel mounting Cover, Anti-Drop Anti-Scratch ipad case
- ASIN: B07NKN8X2Q
The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties (History of Imperial China)
The Mongol takeover in the 1270s changed the course of Chinese history. The Confucian empire―a millennium and a half in the making―was suddenly thrust under foreign occupation. What China had been before its reunification as the Yuan dynasty in 1279 was no longer what it would be in the future. Four centuries later, another wave of steppe invaders would replace the Ming dynasty with yet another foreign occupation. The Troubled Empire explores what happened to China between these two dramatic invasions.If anything defined the complex dynamics of this period, it was changes in the weather. Asia, like Europe, experienced a Little Ice Age, and as temperatures fell in the thirteenth century, Kublai Khan moved south into China. His Yuan dynasty collapsed in less than a century, but Mongol values lived on in Ming institutions. A second blast of cold in the 1630s, combined with drought, was more than the dynasty could stand, and the Ming fell to Manchu invaders.Against this background―the first coherent ecological history of China in this period―Timothy Brook explores the growth of autocracy, social complexity, and commercialization, paying special attention to China’s incorporation into the larger South China Sea economy. These changes not only shaped what China would become b...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0674072537
Safavieh Castle Gardens Collection Imperial Vine Cream Glazed Ceramic Garden Stool
The ages-old motif of the Imperial Vine indoor-outdoor garden stool will add fashion punch to any home in an elegant shade of cream. Crafted of glazed ceramic with the requisite double coin top and faux nail heads, it doubles as a stool or table.
- Color: Creme
- Brand: Safavieh
- ASIN: B00YB33OFU
- UPC: 683726323655
Hotop Stainless Steel Feeler Gauge Dual Marked Metric and Imperial Gap Measuring Tool (0.04-0.88 mm, 32 Blades)
Measuring blade gauge: Made of 65 manganese steel, each measuring feeler gauge has 32 blades thickness; Foldable, easy and convenient to take and store. The gap measuring tool is flexible so it is easy to get into hard to reach places. The bundle of blades are able to be kept together so you can quickly pick the gauge you need or you can unscrew the finger nut and take the feeler out that you need to use so you do not have to wield the whole set. 2 Different units of measuring: Dual marked metric and imperial, 0.0015 inch/ 0.04 mm to 0.035 inch/ 0.88 mm, the numbers of size are etched into feeler gauge for easy identification. 32 Different metric sizes (mm): 0.04, 0.05, 0.06, 0.08, 0.10, 0.13, 0.15, 0.18, 0.20, 0.23, 0.25, 0.25, 0.28, 0.30, 0.33, 0.35, 0.38, 0.40, 0.43, 0.45, 0.48, 0.50, 0.53, 0.55, 0.58, 0.60, 0.63, 0.65, 0.70, 0.75, 0.80, 0.88. 32 Different imperial sizes (inch): 0.0015, 0.002, 0.0025, 0.003, 0.004, 0.005, 0.006, 0.007, 0.008, 0.009, 0.010, 0.010, 0.011, 0.012, 0.013, 0.014, 0.015, 0.016, 0.017, 0.018, 0.019, 0.020, 0.021, 0.022, 0.023, 0.024, 0.025, 0.026, 0.028, 0.030, 0.032, 0.035. Easy to use: The blade protector has a thumb notch to aid in removal of blades, easy to use. Wide application: They can slide in and make the measurement easily and quickly; ...
- Brand: Hotop
- ASIN: B06XHXJG31
- UPC: 710560357178
The Empress of Bright Moon (The Empress of Bright Moon Duology Book 2)
Sequel to The Moon in the Palace, a RWA RITA AWARD WINNER 2017"A full immersion, compulsively readable tale." -- Booklist, Starred Review"One of the most beautifully written... historical fiction novels released this year." -- BookReporter"A must-read for fans of historical fiction set in ancient China." -- Library Journal, Starred ReviewThe time for taking hold of her destiny is now At the moment of the Emperor's death, everything changes in the palace. Mei, his former concubine, is free, and Pheasant, the heir and Mei's lover, is proclaimed as the new Emperor, heralding a new era in China. But just when Mei believes she's closer to her dream, Pheasant's chief wife, Lady Wang, powerful and unpredictable, turns against Mei and takes unthinkable measures to stop her. The power struggle that ensues will determine Mei's fate–and that of China. Surrounded by enemies within the palace that she calls home, Mei continues her journey to the throne in The Empress of Bright Moon, the second book in Weina Dai Randel's acclaimed duology. Only by fighting back against those who wish her harm will Mei be able to realize her destiny as the most powerful woman in China.
- ASIN: B01BW1V7I4
KOHLER K-14223-VB-0 Imperial Blue Design on Conical Bell Vessel Bathroom Sink, White
Imperial Blue was modeled after a porcelain vase created during the Yung Lo reign of the Ming dynasty. Portraying traditional strength and wisdom, this Conical Bell Vessel sink displays a Chinese dragon rendered in magnificent detail.
- Color: Blue
- Brand: Kohler
- ASIN: B002UYMVKQ
- UPC: 650531855503
IMPERIAL POWER Scroll Back Steel Bench
50.4"W x 23.42"D x 33.46"H, Scroll Back Steel Park Bench, Cast Iron Backrest & Steel Frame With Black Powder Coating, K/D Construction. This product can be used easily. This product is manufactured in China.
- Brand: IMPERIAL POWER
- ASIN: B00LT0RNO6
- UPC: 846346000225
Imperial Garden of Ancient China - Calming the Mind
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