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Chinese Spatial Strategies

Imperial Beijing, 1420-1911


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ISBN
0203613481,
Language
English
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Subject Architecture -- China -- Beijing -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368- 1912.

Description

Chinese Spatial Strategies 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, in relation to issues of history, geopolitics, urban social structure, imperial rule and authority, symbolism, and aesthetic and existential experience. At once historical and theoretical, the work argues that there is a Chinese approach to spatial disposition which is strategic and holistic.