In this year’s 2020, the second decade from the turn of the century in Beijing the Capital of China also the People’s Republic of China, in which is also the year of the rat, marking its six hundred years anniversary of the Forbidden city that marks the transitional point of in between the middle of the Ming Dynasty (1368- 1644) transitionally from Nanjing to Beijing towards the Qing Dynasty (1636-1644-1911) …. The Imperial Palace seen so many countless seasonally transitional equinoxes but further its six hundred years is iconic, but it’s five hundred ninety nine years it marks it Autumn Equinox…. In which it only took twelve years to build the same of the Daming Palace of The Tang Dynasty Xian Imperial Capital only it was least twenty times larger……


养心殿 The Hall of Mental Cultivation (Yangxin dian) was built in 1537 and rebuilt during the Qing emperor Yongzheng’s reign (1723-1735). The “I”-shaped buildings are divided into two parts – the front halls and the rear halls. The chamber was moved to the rear halls after the emperor Yongzheng. The central rooms and the west rooms of the front halls were changed into the place where emperor handled the state routine affairs, reviewed memoranda and received his officials…. As of currently the Hall of Mental Cultivation is currently undergoing an extensive massive renovation restoration process that was undertaken since the beginning of this year. .. In which is located in the northern upper left section district of the Forbidden City..

The east room was the place where the empress dowagers Cixi and Cian took charge of the state affairs behind a screen when the emperors Tongzhi and Guangxu were in their childhood. The Qing last emperor Puyi (r. 1909-1911) convinced the “presence meeting” and made the decision to give up the throne after the revolution of 1911 broke out.

Dynasty Emperor Yongzheng decided to use the Hall of Mental Cultivation after the death of Emperor Kangxi For the bedroom. Since then, The Hall of Mental Cultivation has the characteristics of “the unity of politics and sleeping”, which has witnessed the ups and downs of internal affairs and diplomacy, power change, and become the actual political heart of the middle and late Qing Dynasty.

Emperor Yongzheng’s court aesthetic taste established with his personal aesthetics as the core-“the style of reverence in the inner court”, laid the foundation for later court art. The “Engineering Practices” promulgated by the Ministry of Industry set a paradigm for construction. …..

【丹宸永固:紫禁城建成六百年图录——1723年:入主养心殿】紫禁城建成600年…悦读故宫# 清朝雍正皇帝在康熙帝驾崩后,决定以养心殿为寝宫。自此,养心殿具备了“政寝合一”的特点,见证了此后波澜起伏的内政外交、权力易主,成为清朝中后期实际的政治心脏。


Imagines credit are of the Forbidden city –Imperial Palace –Beijing – China- People’s Republic of China

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