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Author Zhu, Jianfei, 1962-

Title Chinese spatial strategies : imperial Beijing, 1420-1911 / Jianfei Zhu.

Imprint London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 281 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 250-274) and index.
Contents Preliminaries; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; Introduction Beijing as a critical problem; 1 A geo political project; 2 City plan as ideology; 3 Social space of the city; 4 A sea of walls the Purple Forbidden Palace; 5 The palace framing a political landscape; 6 The palace a battlefield; 7 Constructs of authority; 8 A religious discourse; 9 Formal compositions visual and existential; Appendix dynasties reigns and emperors; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Presents a study of social spaces of the capital of Ming Qing China (1420-1911). Focusing on early Ming and early and middle Qing, it explores architectural, urban and geographical space of Beijing.
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Subject Forbidden City (Beijing, China)
Forbidden City (Beijing, China)
Architecture -- China -- Beijing -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912.
Space (Architecture) -- China -- Beijing.
Architecture and state -- China -- Beijing.
Architecture and religion.
City planning -- China -- Beijing.
Beijing (China) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Chronological Term 1368-1912
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Zhu, Jianfei, 1962- Chinese spatial strategies. London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004 0415318831 (DLC) 2003005929 (OCoLC)51848464
ISBN 0203613481 (electronic bk.)
9780203613481 (electronic bk.)
0415318831 (Cloth)