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Temple of Heaven

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Author: Wang Guixiang;
Language: English
Page: 286
Publication Date: 10/2012
ISBN: 7302290903, 9787302290902
Table of Contents
Chapter Ⅰ Approacliing Temple of Heavcn 
[1] Heavenly Shrines 
[2] Circular Mound Altar in the Ming Dynasty and Hall of Grand Sacrifice 
[3] The Building Complex of Temple of Heaven in the Qing Dynasty 
Chapter Ⅱ Heaven Worship and Southern Suburhan Sacrificial Ceremonies in Ancient China 
[1] Heaven Worship and Rituals of the Suburban Sacrificial Ceremonies in Ancient China 
[2] Altars for Suburban Sacrifice in the Central Capital of Jin Dynasty and Those in Beijing During Ming and Qing Dynasties 
Chapter Ⅲ Tile Origin of Thc Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests 
[1] From the Hall of Grand Sacrifice to the Hall of Grand Worship 
[2] From the Traditional Mingtang to the Hall of Grand Worship in the Temple of Heaven During the Ming and Qing Dynasties 
[3] From Sacrifice to Houji to the Altar of Praying for Bumper Harvests and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests 
Chapter Ⅳ Thc Circular Mouund and the Temple of Heaven 
[1] The Ancient Circular Mound and the Origin of the Name of the Temple of Heaven 
[2] A Circumference of Nine Ii Thirty Bu 
Chapter Ⅴ the Construction of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests 
introduction 
[1] The Base of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests and the Altar of Praying for Bumper Harvests 
Ⅰ.the Base of the Hall 
Ⅱ.Altar of Praying for Bumper Harvests 
1.Altar of Praying for Bumper Harvests 
2.the Railings 
3.the Steps 
4.the Column Base 
[2] The Carpentry-Work Beam 
Ⅰ.the Columns and the Architraves 
1.Columns 
2.Columns in Special Positions 
3.the Architraves On top of the Columns 
4.Ties in Special Positions 
Ⅱ.the Beam Framework 
1.the Beams 
2.the Purlins and Ties Above the Beams 
Ⅲ.Leigong Posts,Queen Posts and Youqiang 
[3] The Bracket Sets 
1.the Classification of Bracket Sets 
2.the Bracket Sets At the Lower Eaves 
3.the Bracket Sets At the Middle Eaves 
4.the Bracket Sets At the Upper Eaves 
5.the Distinction Among the Brackets At the Upper,Middle and Lower Eaves of Different Grades 
[4] The Roofing 
1.the Rafters and the Roofing Board 
2.the Mortar Bed,the Tiles and the Tile Ornaments 
3.the Rooftop 
[5] Joinery Decoration 
1.the Decoration of the Doors and Windows 
2.the Ceilings and the Caisson 
[6] Colored Painting 
1.Colored Painting At the Exterior Eaves 
2.Colored Painting At the interior Eaves 
[7] Other Components 
1.the Wall Under the Window 
2.the "Sacred Altar" inside the Hall 
Chapter Ⅵ the Circular Mound Altar and Its Auxiliary Buildings 
[1] Evolution in Shape of the Imperial Vault of Heaven 
[2] The Echo Wall 
[3] The Circular Mound Altar 
Chapter Ⅶ Auxiliary Buildings of the Temple of Heaven 
[1] Hall of Imperial Zenith 
[2] Divine Kitchen,Divine Depot and Animal-Sacrifice Pavilion 
[3] Hall of Abstinence 
[4] Office of Divine Music 
Chapter Ⅷ Art and Symbolism of Architecture in the Temple Ofheaven 
[1] Spatial Art of Architecture in the Temple of Heaven 
[2] Symbolic Meanings of the Temple of Heaven 
Annex: Major Events Concerning Sacrifice At the Temple of Heaven By the Ming and Qing Emperors,and Its Changes 
List of Illustrations
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