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For·bid·den City

 (fər-bĭd′n, fôr-)
A walled enclosure of central Beijing, China, containing the palaces of 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Forbidden City

n
1. (Placename) Lhasa, Tibet: once famed for its inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
2. (Placename) a walled section of Beijing, China, enclosing the Imperial Palace and associated buildings of the former Chinese Empire

Forbid′den Cit′y


n.
a walled section of Beijing, built in the 15th century, containing the imperial palace.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Forbidden City - the sacred city of LamaismForbidden City - the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
2.Forbidden City - a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China
Beijing, capital of Red China, Peiping, Peking - capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
Translations

Forbidden City

n the Forbidden Citydie Verbotene Stadt
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For studies on the workshops of Han masons, see Xing Yitian [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], "Han bei Han hua he shigong de guanxi" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Gugong wenwu yuekan 14.
Except for Gugong zhenben congkan (2000) and Chizaotang Siku quanshu huiyao (2005), the other three modern editions of the Sequel contain all eight supplementary chapters.
For discussion of the noun phrase zi xi ji [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], "[literally] sacrificial items [or: millet] that originated in the west," see Chen Jian, "Shuo Huanyuanzhuang dong di jiagu buci de 'ding'-fu: shi 'su'" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Gugong bowuyuan yuankan 4 (2004), who first noted a comparable syntagm with zi Ding shu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], "[glutinous] millet originating from His Highness," recorded on both HYZ 416 and HYZ 48.