The price was achieved despite damage to the base of the 5in pear-shaped vase made for a Qing emperor
Po-chia Hsia tells the engaging story of the Jesuits from the time of Matteo Ricci through the reign of the Qing emperor
5) Lord Macartney was sent to China in September 1792 (arriving at the court in 1793), in the name of celebrating the Qing Emperor
Qianlongs birthday, but actually for the sake of increasing trade at Canton and opening new ports for trade.
Alarmed the Qing emperor
Daoguang in 1939 decided to crackdown on opium merchants to end the trade.
It was the Qing Emperor
Kangxi (1662-1722) who ordered that some of these teas should be introduced from Fujian to Taiwan in order to increase volume, which started off the high-quality tea production on the island, where terroir conditions are similar.
A must-visit to understand such links is the National Palace Museum, which showcases precious treasures that tell the story of three Chinese dynasties - all belonging to the last Qing Emperor
Koxinga and his heirs controlled Taiwan until 1683, when they were defeated by a former Zheng family commander, Shi Lang, who had defected to support the Qing emperor
Using the documents from Matteo Ricci and the Qing history of the Ming period, the class will simulate a hearing from 1715, when the Qing emperor
Kangxi decided whether or not to expel the Jesuit missionaries who had been staying in Beijing for over a century.
For this anniversary show, their 75th year of business, just 12 outstanding objects have been selected, from an archaic bronze hu to a superbly painted falangcai puce-enamelled porcelain pear-shaped vase that was made to order for the Qing emperor
and recorded in the imperial accounts.
In gratitude, the Qing Emperor
Tongzhi promoted Gordon to the rank of titu, meaning Chief commander of one province's military, one of the highest grades in the Chinese army, decorated him with the Yellow Jacket, and raised him to the position of Qing's Viscount of second class.
Hsieh's sustained commentary on the Chinese epigraphs is likewise elucidating, for example the weizi nan ("how difficult it is to be oneself") of "Perdre le midi quotidien," the opening poem of the "Steles du milieu" (a fifth and fictional direction Segalen had added to the four cardinal ones, and which pointed toward "le lieu par excellence"), an adaptation, Hsieh notes, of the Qing emperor
Yongzheng's slogan weijun nan ("how difficult it is to be a sovereign"), an example of the more ciphered conduits through which the lyrical subject of Steles assumes on occasion the voice of Emperor, amongst other locutory positions in this "jeu de masques.
The councilor tells him that he is being groomed to become the future leader of his people to rule in the name of the Qing emperor