Chinese Spatial Strategies: Imperial Beijing, 1420-1911

1st Edition

Jianfei Zhu

Routledge
Published November 27, 2003
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9780415318839 - CAT# RU26751

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Summary

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.

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