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Through The Moon Gate: A Guide To Chinas Historic Monuments Oxford University Press

Through The Moon Gate: A Guide To Chinas Historic Monuments

Oxford University Press

Published April 2nd 1987
ISBN : 9780195840773
Hardcover
326 pages
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Through the Moon Gate is a spectacular illustrated survey of the most important of Chinas fabled ancient monuments. The one hundred sites selected for the book range from a cave where Peking Man was discovered to architectural wonders built in theMoreThrough the Moon Gate is a spectacular illustrated survey of the most important of Chinas fabled ancient monuments. The one hundred sites selected for the book range from a cave where Peking Man was discovered to architectural wonders built in the modern period. Gardens and temples, mausolea and palaces, bridges and pagodas are all included in this fascinating guide.The monuments have been chosen to show the development of Chinese art and architecture over the millenia, and to do so in a way that reflects both the dazzling variety of cultural influences -- the indigenous and the imported -- and the immense geographical scope of Chinese civilization. This guided tour takes the reader from the old Forbidden City (now the Palace Museum) in Beijing, the Great Wall at Badaling and the mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor in Shaanxi Province to Potala, the Tibetan palace of the Dalai Lamas, the tomb of Genghis Khan in Inner Mongolia and the Temple of Confucius in Taiwan. For visitors to China the book also provides location and transportation information.