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The Qianlong Emperor treasures from the Forbidden City by Zhang, Hongxing

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Published by National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Qianlong, Emperor of China, 1711-1799 -- Exhibitions.,
  • Gu gong bo wu yuan (China) -- Exhibitions.,
  • Art, Chinese -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912 -- Exhibitions.

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Other titlesTreasures from the Forbidden City
StatementZhang Hongxing ; with preface by Craig Clunas ; and special contributions by Zhu Chengru ... [et al.].
ContributionsRoyal Museum of Scotland.
LC ClassificationsDS754.82 .Z47 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3377571M
ISBN 101901663779
LC Control Number2004478160

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Qianlong, reign name (nianhao) of the fourth emperor of the Qing (Manchu) dynasty (–/12), whose six-decade reign (–96) was one of the longest in Chinese history. He conducted a series of military campaigns that eliminated the Turk and Mongol threats to northeastern China (–60). The Qianlong Emperor was the fourth Qing emperor to have ruled China and the sixth emperor of the Qing Dynasty. He was born in September , in Beijing, China, to the Yongzheng Emperor and Empress Xiaoshengxian. He was one of the 14 children of his parents and was the favorite of both his father and his grandfather, Kangxi. The story of the Qianlong emperor's collection. The Qianlong emperor was China's greatest collector, and a fierce opponent. In , China's Kangxi emperor -sixth ruler of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty - named his son, the soon-to-be Yongzheng emperor, as his heir. The All Complete Qianlong: A Special Exhibition on the Aesthetic Tastes of the Qing Emperor Gaozong, Taipei, , pp. 3. Story of A Brand Name: The Collection and Packaging Aesthetics of Emperor Qianlong in the Eighteenth Century, Taipei, , p. 4.

During the reign of Yongzheng Emperor, the Step Empress was arranged to marry Hongli, the future Qianlong Emperor as his ashan i fujin (Chinese: 側福晉), or secondary consort. She was 16 at the time. The Step Empress was noted to have gained the future Qianlong Emperor. There were 53 cases of literary persecution during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. Between and , there was an effort by the Qianlong Emperor to purge "evil" books, poems, and plays. He set out to get rid of works by Ming loyalists who he believed were writing subversive anti-Qing histories of the Manchu conquest. 18 hours ago  "Soulstealers: The Chinese Sorcery Scare of ," by the late Philip A. Kuhn, tells of a hoax gone wrong in the spring of The Qianlong emperor, believing that rumors of witchcraft were an existential threat to his rule, ordered his subordinates to root out sorcerers using any means possible. Much torture and death ensued. The Qianlong Emperor Forbidden no longer to outsiders, the Forbidden City is nevertheless still home to thousands of treasures seldom seen by the public. Many of these are on.

The Qianlong Emperor as Great Patron of the Arts The Qianlong Emperor's ambitions were all vast in scale. In addition to patronizing the arts, he also commissioned compendia of all the great literary works of the time, and the number of ancient Chinese paintings and artifacts collected during the Qianlong Emperor's reign was unprecedented. Qianlong - Qianlong - Contributions to the arts: The role of Qianlong in the arts and letters of his time was probably a considerable one. Since it was customary to credit to the emperor many of the works produced in his reign by a variety of artists, it is impossible to determine the extent of Qianlong’s personal works, but it is clear that he wrote both prose and poetry and practiced. The name of the future emperor was sealed in a casket that was hidden behind a panel in the rafters of the Qianqing Palace inside the Forbidden City. As successor, the Yongzheng Emperor chose his fourth son Hongli (–), the Qianlong Emperor, who himself selected his 15th son Yongyan, the Jiaqing Emperor (r. –). The Qianlong Emperor 乾隆 (reigned ): The Qianlong Emperor e lived for 87 years, making him the longest living emperor of China. He also reigned for 61 years, making him the second-to-longest reigning emperor (his grandfather Kangxi emperor holds first place). A vase dating to his period was sold in for £