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Art of China 13a. Qing Imperial Architecture

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Questions

  1. List 2 features of the layout of the Forbidden City.
  2. Chinese imperial architecture is meant to create a heavenly abode for the emperor (the “Son of Heaven”) on earth. How is this connection with heaven facilitated by architectural design? Briefly explain using the examples introduced today.

Reading Assignment

Required

  • Thorp, pp. 350-352

Recommended

Key Works

Forbidden City

The Forbidden City - View from Coal Hill
Beijing

Begun 1406, Ming dynasty

Gate of Heavenly Peace

Tiananmen beijing Panorama

Hall of Supreme Harmony

Forbidden City Courtyard
BeijingForbiddenCity6
64 x 37 m, h. 27 m; height of platform 8.13 m

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