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Di Luo's Teaching Portfolio

Art of China 12a. Qing Court Art


  1. What is the significance of showing the Qianlong Emperor sitting inside his private garden? How is this painting different from earlier paintings of emperors?
  2. The Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer Palace) is a hybrid of both Chinese and European garden art. Name 1 instance where this is evident.

Reading Assignment


  • Thorp, pp. 347-350, 360-363


Key Works

Qianlong Emperor Receiving Tribute Horses from the Kazaks

2016-11-30 (2)

Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining, 1688-1768)

Handscroll, ink and colors on paper; 17 3/4″ x 8 7 1/2″ (45 cm x 2.67 m)

Qing dynasty, 1757

Musee Guimet, Paris

Yuanmingyuan (Old Summer Palace)

Ruins of Dashuifa 20130126
Xiyanglou Labyrinth 20130126
Yuanmingyuan haiyan

Qing dynasty, 1747-1759



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