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The emperor's private paradise : treasures from the Forbidden City

Author: Nancy Zeng BerlinerMark C ElliottPeabody Essex Museum.World Monuments Fund (New York, N.Y.)Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)All authors
Publisher: Salem, Mass. : Peabody Essex Museum ; New Haven [Conn.] : in association with Yale University Press, ©2010.
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For centuries, China's Forbidden City has captured the world's imagination. Yet the elegant, intimate Qianlong Garden - itself within a 'mini-Forbidden City' inside the Forbidden City - has remained sequestered from public view. This title gives an analysis of the garden, which is one of the most refined and elegant of imperial Chinese gardens.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berliner, Nancy Zeng, 1958-
Emperor's private paradise.
Salem, Mass. : Peabody Essex Museum ; New Haven [Conn.] : In association with Yale University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)733978599
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Zeng Berliner; Mark C Elliott; Peabody Essex Museum.; World Monuments Fund (New York, N.Y.); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Gu gong bo wu yuan (China); Milwaukee Art Museum.
ISBN: 9780300163896 0300163894
OCLC Number: 601346900
Notes: "[A]ccompanies the exhibition of the same name organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, in partnership with the Palace Museum and in cooperation with the World Monuments Fund, on view from September 14, 2010 through January 9, 2011; and traveling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from February 3, 2011 through May 1, 2011; and the Milwaukee Art Museum, from June 11, 2011 through September 12, 2011"--Title page verso.
Description: 254 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Foreword / Dan L. Monroe and Lynda Roscoe Hartigan --
The Palace Museum and the Qianlong Garden / Zheng Xinmiao --
The World Monuments Fund and the Qianlong Garden / Bonnie Burnham --
Chronology of Chinese Dynasties and Reigns of Qing Emperors --
Timeline of China, Europe, and America in the 1700s / Bruce MacLaren --
Map of the Qianlong Garden --
Introduction: The Qianlong Emperor and his age / Mark C. Elliott --
Gardens for emperors and scholars / Nancy Berliner --
The Qianlong Emperor's earlier gardens / Nancy Berliner --
The Qianlong Garden in the Palace of tranquility and longevity / Nancy Berliner --
Coda: The survival and revival of the Emperor's vision / Liu Chang, Yuan Hongqi, and Henry Tzu Ng --
Catalogue of the exhibition.
Responsibility: Nancy Berliner ; with Marc C. Eliott [and others].

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