A Paradise Lost: The Imperial Garden Yuanming Yuan by Young-tsu WongA Paradise Lost: The Imperial Garden Yuanming Yuan by Young-tsu Wong

A Paradise Lost: The Imperial Garden Yuanming Yuan

byYoung-tsu Wong

Hardcover | December 15, 2016

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This book is aimed at readers and researchers who are interested in Chinese garden architecture, the rise and fall of Yuanming Yuan and the history of the Qing dynasty. It is the first comprehensive study of the palatial garden complex in a Western language, and is amply illustrated with photographs and original drawings.  Young-tsu Wong's engaging writing style brings "the garden of perfect brightness" to life as he leads readers on a grand tour of its architecture and history.

Wong Young-tsu, Ph.D. of History at the University of Washington, Seattle, has been Professor of History at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, visiting scholar at the Australian National University, etc. He is now Director of the Humanities Center of the 'National Central University' (Taiwan) and Honorary Professo...
Title:A Paradise Lost: The Imperial Garden Yuanming YuanFormat:HardcoverDimensions:222 pagesPublished:December 15, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811018804

ISBN - 13:9789811018800


Table of Contents

Introduction.-Part I  Architecture .- Provenance.- Disposition.- Expansion.-Part II History. - Rise.- Structure and Function.- Royal Daily Life.- The Sacking.- Repairs and the Final Blows.- Epilogue.