Shan Jixiang ed: GUGONG CANG YING: XIYANG JING LI DE GONGTING RENWU. The Photographic Collection of the Palace Museum: Imperial People through Western Camera. Beijing, 2018. 399 pp. B/w photographic illustrations throughout, many full page. 33x25 cm. Cloth.
Shows over 500 black-and-white photographs of the Forbidden City. The photographs were mainly taken in the Forbidden City between 1903 and 1925 and all are held in the collection of the Gugong Palace Museum in Beijing. A fascinating selection of images, the large majority previously unpublished. Includes the Dowager Empress, Cixi, the Last Emperor Pu Yi as a child through to a young man, the imperial entourage, eunuchs, concubines, palace servants and political figures. Preface, introductions to each section and captions to plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Subjects: Photography Forbidden City
Item 127 in List 203.
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