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Title Empresses of China's Forbidden City : 1644-1912 / edited by Daisy Yiyou Wang and Jan Stuart ; with essays and entries by Daisy Yiyou Wang, Jan Stuart, Lin Shu, Luk Yu-ping, Ying-chen Peng, Evelyn S. Rawski, Ren Wanping, and additional entries by curators at the Palace Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Freer/Sackler, Smithsonian Institution.

Publication Info. Salem, Massachusetts : Peabody Essex Museum ; Washington, DC : Freer/Sackler, Smithsonian Institution, 2018.
New Haven, Connecticut : Distributed by Yale University Press.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    951.03 EMP    Available
Description 261 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 32 cm
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Note Empresses of China's Forbidden City: 1644-1912 accompanies the exhibition of the same title organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, the Freer/Sackler, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC, and the Palace Museum, Beijing, China.
Exhibition Itinerary : Peabody Essex Museum, August 18, 2018-February 10, 2019 and Freer/Sackler, Smithsonian Institution, March 30-June 23, 2019.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Rediscovering the Empresses of Qing China, 1644-1912 / Daisy Yiyou Wang and Jan Stuart -- Key Empresses in the Qing Imperial Family -- Timeline of Qing Empresses in World Context / Doris Sung and Paula Richter -- Map of the Forbidden City -- Qing Empresses and Their Place in History / Evelyn S. Rawski -- Qing Empresses and Grand Imperial Weddings / Ren Wanping -- Tracing the Lives of Qing Court Women / Jan Stuart -- Empress Dowager Chongqing and the Palace of Longevity and Health / Lin Shu -- Deciphering Portraits of Qing Empresses / Daisy Yiyou Wang -- Qing Empresses as Religious Patrons and Practitioners / Luk Yu-ping -- Empresses and Qing Court Politics / Ying-chen Peng -- Plates -- Catalogue of the Exhibition -- Glossary of Selected Names and Terms.
Event "Empresses of China's Forbidden City: 1644-1912" : August 18, 2018-February 10, 2019, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, United States.
"Empresses of China's Forbidden City: 1644-1912" : March 30-June 23, 2019, the Freer/Sackler, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.
Summary "Empresses in the Qing dynasty played an influential role in the imperial court and the cosmopolitan culture of their time. Offering compelling insights into the material culture, activities, and living spaces of Qing empresses, this lavishly illustrated book features over one hundred spectacular works of art from the Palace Museum in Beijing--including large-scale portraits, court robes, and richly decorated Buddhist sutras--that bring the splendor of the Qing court to life. A series of in-sightful essays examines the fascinating ways that key imperial women engaged with art, religion, and politics. This unprecedented exploration of the Qing court from the perspective of its top-ranked women is an important new contribution to our understanding of Chinese art and history"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Text in English.
Subject Forbidden City (Beijing, China) -- Exhibitions.
Gu gong bo wu yuan (China) -- Exhibitions.
Empresses -- China -- Exhibitions.
Art objects, Chinese -- Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912 -- Exhibitions.
China -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 1644-1912 -- Exhibitions.
China -- Civilization -- 1644-1912 -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Wang, Yiyou, editor.
Stuart, Jan, 1955- editor.
Shu, Lin, contributor.
Yu-ping, Luk, contributor.
Peng, Ying-chen, contributor.
Rawski, Evelyn S., contributor.
Wanping, Ren, contributor.
Peabody Essex Museum, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Freer Gallery of Art, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
Gu gong bo wu yuan (China), organizer.
ISBN 9780300237085 hardcover
0300237081 hardcover
9780875772356 paperback
0875772358 paperback

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