Chinese Imperial City Planning

Chinese Imperial City Planning

eBook - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Chinese Imperial City Planning is the first synthesis of what is known from textual and archaeological evidence about every Chinese imperial capital, from earliest times to the present. It explains the fundamental architectural principles and visual characteristics of imperial planning in China and shows how these features are related to the Chinese idea of rulership. The volume also reconstructs the 3,500-year-old history of imperial planning using sources such as resident descriptions, travel accounts, official Chinese court records, and the most recent archaeological and scholarly studies. The extensive documentation provides students with a standard source of reference from which to embark on further research on Chinese urban planning.

Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, ©1999
ISBN: 9780585331096
058533109X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 228 pages, [1] leaf of plates) : illustrations, maps

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