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This booklet is a compilation of 540 pictures and work of Qing Dynasty structure that seemed in Western courses presently housed within the Peking collage Library. the gathering is categorised into 18 chapters, corresponding to urban partitions and gates, pagodas, archways, guild homes, church buildings, streets, and bridges. those pictures and work current a visible advent to the modes and types of chinese language structure equipped prior to and through the Qing Dynasty. along with mirroring many of the social upheavals in China through the past due Qing Dynasty, the images additionally replicate the Sino Western cultural interactions and army encounters then. this is often proven in pictures of armed overseas troops status safeguard at the urban partitions of Nanjing and the positive parade of the German army motorcade alongside a highway in Qingdao. In end, this booklet comes in handy as a visible reference for discovering the architectural evolution through the Qing Dynasty and likewise presents a clean and multi-faceted viewpoint on China's political, social, cultural, and fiscal landscapes then.KEY positive factors- the most recent book from the sequence, A Pictorial list of the Qing Dynasty.- excessive print solution: shut exam of info on every one picture is superior with the excessive print answer of the book.- Reader-friendly format: unmarried- or dual-picture structure on every one web page enables a quick looking event on published and booklet formats.- Accompanying textual content: each one photo contains helpful annotations similar to, explanatory notes relating particular architectural good points, resources, dates of images, and names of photographers.- bankruptcy evaluate: each one bankruptcy opens with a short historic assessment and advent to the explicit architecture.- Quotations from Western guides: attention-grabbing feedback on Qing Dynasty structure are incorporated from books written by means of Western historic figures, similar to Osvald Siren, Matteo Ricci, and Hans Christian Andersen.
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