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Chinese Spatial Strategies

Imperial Beijing, 1420-1911

Chinese Spatial Strategies by Jianfei Zhu
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Chinese Spatial Strategies presents a study of social spaces of the capital of Ming Qing China (1420-1911). Focusing on early Ming and early and middle Qing, it explores architectural, urban and geographical space of Beijing, in relation to issues of history, geopolitics, urban social structure, imperial rule and authority, symbolism, and aesthetic and existential experience. At once historical and theoretical, the work argues that there is a Chinese approach to spatial disposition which is strategic and holistic.
Taylor and Francis; August 2004
296 pages; ISBN 9781134366200
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Title: Chinese Spatial Strategies
Author: Jianfei Zhu