Beijing Capital Museum: DA YUAN SAN DU. The Capital Cities of Yuan Dynasty. Beijing, 2016. 224 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x23 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Capital Museum in Beijing exploring the three capitals of the Mongol rulers of the Yuan dynasty; the summer capital of Shangdu or Shangjing (the fabled Xanadu!) located in the Mongolian grasslands, the main capital of Dadu (Beijing) and the little-known (and little understood) Zhongdu located in Zhangbei County in Hebei province. The exhibition in three main sections: Site Selection and Construction of the Yuan Capitals; Royal Life of the Yuan Court; Daily Life of the Common People. Fine Yuan dynasty artefacts loaned from museums across northern China. Includes ceramics, tomb figurines, metalwork, textiles and sculpture. An informative text accompanies. List of contents, brief introductions to each section and caption to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Subjects: Archaeology Beijing
Can be ordered in, as of: 11/11/2017
Was item 3 in printed List 187.
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