Book/Printed Material Emperor's Poems, in Manchu Language, on Bishu Shanzhuang, the Imperial Summer Mountain Resort: Two Juan.

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Title

  • Emperor's Poems, in Manchu Language, on Bishu Shanzhuang, the Imperial Summer Mountain Resort: Two Juan.

Summary

  • Bishu Shanzhuang, the Imperial Palace Garden of China, was a mountain resort, situated in present-day Chengde, Hebei Province, and was where the Qing emperors resided during the summer and handled affairs. This work in Manchu, which was considered the "national language" throughout the Qing, was written by Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722, reigned 1662-1722) and annotated by Nalan Kuixu (circa 1674-1717) and others. It contains 36 poems depicting 36 scenes of Bishu Shanzhuang. They describe the beautiful scenes of the palace and express the emperor's noble and lofty emotions. Each poem is followed by an illustration painted by Shen Yu, a treasurer of the Imperial Household Department. The result is a perfect match of poetry and landscape painting, presenting strong literary and artistic characteristics. The work is in two juan. There is a preface by Kangxi, dated 1711, the 50th year of his reign. The preface is followed by the impressions in red of his two seals: Ti yuan zhu ren (his style name used on his seals) and Wan ji yu xia (Brief leisure), which thus provide additional value to this edition.

Contributor Names

  • Kangxi, Emperor of China, 1654-1722 Author.
  • Kuixu, approximately 1674-1717 Contributor.
  • Shen, Yu Illustrator.

Created / Published

  • Beijing : Qing Imperial Court, 1712.

Subject Headings

  • -  China--Hebei Province--Chengde
  • -  1711 to 1712
  • -  Bishu Shanzhuang (Chengde, Hebei, China)
  • -  Castles and palaces
  • -  Chinese literature
  • -  Chinese poetry
  • -  Kangxi, Emperor of China, 1654-1722
  • -  Landscape painting
  • -  Poetry
  • -  Qing dynasty, 1644-1911

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 2 volumes : thread-bound ; 27 x 17.2 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of China.
  • -  Content in Manchu.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

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  • 2021666518

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Chicago citation style:

Kangxi, Emperor Of China, Author, Approximately Contributor Kuixu, and Yu Illustrator Shen. Emperor's Poems, in Manchu Language, on Bishu Shanzhuang, the Imperial Summer Mountain Resort: Two Juan. Beijing: Qing Imperial Court, 1712. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666518/.

APA citation style:

Kangxi, E. O. C., Kuixu, A. C. & Shen, Y. I. (1712) Emperor's Poems, in Manchu Language, on Bishu Shanzhuang, the Imperial Summer Mountain Resort: Two Juan. Beijing: Qing Imperial Court. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666518/.

MLA citation style:

Kangxi, Emperor Of China, Author, Approximately Contributor Kuixu, and Yu Illustrator Shen. Emperor's Poems, in Manchu Language, on Bishu Shanzhuang, the Imperial Summer Mountain Resort: Two Juan. Beijing: Qing Imperial Court, 1712. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666518/>.