2016. Softcover. Item #45219
The exhibition The Forbidden City and the Odyssey of Its Treasures: A Photographic Retrospective is comprised of seven sections: "The Imperial Household," "The Last Emperor and Empress," "The Imperial Couple's Tutors and Friends," "The Palaces and Gardens," "The Late Qing Reforms," "Chinese Society in the Late Qing and Early Republic," and "The Inauguration of the Palace Museum and the Odyssey of Its Treasures." The assemblage of more than 400 photographic images on loan from the Palace Museum, Beijing, and Mr. Zhuang Ling, supplemented by archival materials and photographs held by the National Palace Museum, will put the audience face-to-face with members of the Qing imperial family and their living quarters, the grand and imposing palatial architecture, people from different walks of life in a society in transition, the implementation of a series of reforms in the late Qing dynasty, and the transformation of what had been an imperial art collection into a public museum, as well as the evacuation southward and westward of its most important holdings in the wake of Japanese invasion, and their eventual arrival in Taiwan.
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