Forbidden City: Center of Imperial China available in Paperback
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The famous Forbidden City in Beijing, founded in 1405 and long closed to the outside world, is one of the greatest of royal palaces: a magnificent complex of residences, temples, and courts, seat of the great Ming dynasty of Chinese emperors. This book offers a privileged tour of the Forbidden City and by examining its artworks, history, and elaborate ceremonies reveals the world of imperial China over the five centuries of its greatest might and grandeur.