First Historical Archives of China ed: QIANLONG XIYU ZHAN TU MIDANG HUICUI. Commissioned-Painting Documents of Western-Regions in Qing Qianlong Dynasty. Beijing, 2007. 211 pp. Full page colour and b/w plates throughout. 16 foldouts. 38x27 cm. Boards.
Discusses and illustrates art and archival documents related to the Qing dynasty Central Asian campaign (1755-1759) conducted by the Qianlong emperor.
The set of imperially-commissioned engravings 'Pingding Xiyu Zhan Tu' (Pacification of the Western Regions) is here reproduced in its entirety of 16 images along with reproduction of archival documents relating to the campaign and illustration of a group of poems composed and written in calligraphy by the Qianlong emperor describing the campaign and celebrating his victory.
The documents and engravings are held in the First Historical Archives of China in Beijing.
Particularly pleasing and useful are the images of the engravings which fold out to an image size of 26x45 cm to allow proper appreciation of these extraordinarily-detailed works.
An excellent visual and research reference for the study of Qing dynasty border history and on this important and famous Qing dynasty military campaign together with its associated artwork and documentation. Three-page introduction in English. Main text in Chinese. Out-of-print.
Subjects: Illustrated Books Warfare
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 205 in printed List 187.
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