Pictorial Record Of Qing Dynasty, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9000012376
  • ISBN-13: 9789000012374
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released July 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Tianjin is one of the most important cities in northern China and a gate to the nation’s capital. To some extent, Tianjin in the history of pre-modern China is a microcosm of Chinese society at that time. After the first Opium War in 1840, the Western powers accelerated their incursion and plunder of China. During the second Opium War, the Qing Dynasty was forced to sign the Treaty of Tianjin with Great Britain, France, and the United States of America. In 1860, it was again forced to sign the Treaty of Beijing with Great Britain, France, and Russia. According to these treaties, Tianjin was designated as a trade port, paving the way for the Western powers to economically exploit Tianjin and China as a whole.

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A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty: Business Documents (eBook)  (ISBN-10: 9814253774 | ISBN-13: 9789814253772)

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A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty: Manchurian Railway(eBook)  (ISBN-10: 9814253766 | ISBN-13: 9789814253765)

A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty - Manchurian Railway records the early stage of the Manchurian Railway (1906-1911), covering its operations along the railway and in its accessory lands. Consisting of 500 photographs taken from Lüshun Museum's special archive on the Manchurian Railway, the book provides first-hand resources for studying the history of Japan's invasion of China dating from the late Qing Dynasty. After winning the Russo-Japanese War, the Japanese founded the Southern Manchurian Railway Corporation to build a railway system based on the former Russian- owned railway. Centered on Dalian, the railway extended to many parts of northeastern China. At the same time, the corporation also initiated a large-scale development of mineral mines, ports, towns, and villages along the railway. Originally taken to build up the archive for the Manchurian Railway Investigation Department, all the photographs collected in the book are clearly dated, information-packed, and of exceptional academic value.

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A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty: Old Manchu Capital (eBook)  (ISBN-10: 9814253758 | ISBN-13: 9789814253758)

For nearly 30 years before the Qing forces captured Shanhaiguan, Liaoning had been the political center of the early-Qing government. Moreover, Liaoning was the "rising land of the dragon" where the ancestors of Qing emperors were buried, therefore, the imperial court attached great importance to the administration and development of Liaoning.

This title, compiled by Liaoning Provincial Library, is translated from the original Chinese edition, consists of 500-plus photographs and paintings about the organizational system of the Liaoning area, its war relics, religious temples, culture, and education during the Qing Dynasty.

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A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty: Qing Dynasty Architecture (eBook)  (ISBN-10: 9814281980 | ISBN-13: 9789814281980)

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A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty: Rivers and Sites (eBook)  (ISBN-10: 981425374X | ISBN-13: 9789814253741)

China was an agrarian society during medieval times, and harnessing rivers played an important role in sustaining social development. A Compendium on Harnessing Rivers, which was completed in the 42nd year of Emperor Kangxi's reign (1703), contains a large number of valuable pictures compiled and edited by Zhang Penghe, the governor-general in charge of rivers. The book also contains maps of various rivers drawn by anonymous artists. They record the vicissitudes of rivers and areas along the banks while at the same time realistically tracing the shapes of city walls, places of historical interest, and beauty spots along the rivers.

As a mother river of the Chinese nation, the Yellow River has always been the focus of much attention, resulting in more ancient Chinese maps of this river than any other in China. This book collects many maps of the Yellow River made during the late Qing period, most of which also record in writing the dates of the crevasse and the closure of a certain section of the river and the deployment of soldiers guarding it. A Complete Map of the Yellow River within Shandong, A Map of the Yellow River within the Whole Province of Shandong, A Concise Complete Map of the Yellow River within Shandong are among the maps presented in this book. Other maps available include Maps of the Rivers under Baoding Prefecture, Maps of the Rivers under Zhengding Prefecture, and Maps of the Rivers under the Five Prefectures of Zhili-Ji, Zhao, Shen, Ding, and Yi.

In addition, there are three maps of historical interest: Maps of His Majesty's Temporary Dwelling Palaces on His Return Journey, Maps of Dagu Batteries, and Illustrations of Wendeng, Weihai, and Other Historical Sites.

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