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Kiss of Heaven and Earth: Images of The Forbidden City

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Author: Li Wenru;
Language: English
Page: 234
Publication Date: 07/2012
ISBN: 9787513401913, 7513401918
Table of Contents
Whose Forbidden City? 
Supreme Planning 
Walking toward Supreme Harmony 
Snow Dancing in thc Forbidden City 
PaLace Wall Willows 
Walls, Walls, and More Walls 
Imperial Squares 
Imperial Courtvards 
A Thousand Gatcs, Ten-thousand Doors 
The Thronc in Control of All the Lands under the Heaven 
Kiss between Heaven and Earth 
Big Chinese Roofs 
Flowing Imperial Authority 
Inside and Outside the Windows 
Dancing Colorful Ribbons 
Patting All the Balustrados 
Glazed Flowers 
Mountains and Water in the Imperial Palace 
Life and Death Predestined 
Crying Palace 
Grand Sculpture to Worship Heaven 
Appendix: Episodes in Restoration of the Hall of Supreme Harmony
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Walking on a street like this, I should have seen much.But then was nothing because everything has been changed so much tHa this street looks like any other street, except for its name and the imagination that it arouses.Four-kilometer distance was passec within half an hour.(In one year and a half, it is said thal the street before the Front Gate would be restored to its original condition and reopened to the public.) Just imagine, the Kangxi and Qianlong emperors once walked upon the same street on the way to the Temple of Heaven to pray for rain.Maybe they were in plain clothes.There were definitely quite a few people who saw, but did not recognize them.No matter how much this street has changed, the above-mentioned incident often occurs to me.
The tower of the Gate of Positive Yang and its arrow tower were under renovation.Although the towers remain the same, they do not look like themselves any more without the enceinte and city walls extending out from either side, just as the situation at the Gate of Eternal Stability.Despite reconstruction or renovation, none of them could recover their original appearances.Besides, with endless streams of cars running around the towers all the time, pedestrians could only take the underground passage, instead of walking through the gateways of the towers.Between the tower of the Gate of Positive Yang and the Gate of Heavenly Peace, the change is even greater.
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