On July 19th 2023 , the multilingual website of the Forbidden City Palace Museum- Beijing, China, People’s Republic of Chinawas officially released at the Digital Cultural Tourism Development Forum of the 2023 China Internet Civilization Conference! The website covers five languages: English, French, Russian, Japanese, and Spanish, and will meet the needs of audiences with different languages.
The multilingual website of the Palace Museum is committed to establishing an international website that is concise, clear, easy to use for overseas audiences, and fits the construction of the modern civilization of the Chinese nation, including tour guides, information, panoramic tours, online exhibitions, collection appreciation, cultural topics, etc. Rich immersive content describing of the most detail collection that housed within the Forbidden City collection….
At the end of the Qing Dynasty, the Shouhuang Palace held a wedding ceremony in the wedding tent was temporarily . The wedding tent was temporarily built in the Shouhuang Hall. When the emperor and queen saluted in front of the ancestors’ holy faces, they had to change the dragon robes they wore when leaving the palace into sacrificial robes. This is the place for changing clothes. In order to build the wedding tent, the palace specially made hot samples, that is, three-dimensional models. The sample shown in this picture is still well preserved. It can be seen from the roof pattern that the diamond-shaped opening is decorated with dragon, phoenix and “囍” patterns.
清宁强英 – Exhibition of Glass Collection from the Palace Museum” jointly organized by the Palace Museum and the Guardian Art Center will open on December 23, 2023 at the Beijing Guardian Art Center. This exhibition is the fifth major special exhibition jointly launched by the Guardian Art Center and the Palace Museum. It is also the first large-scale display of Chinese and Western glass cultural relics and related research results from the 17th to the 20th centuries outside the museum. The exhibition selects more than 120 pieces (sets) of glass cultural relics collected by the Forbidden City, and uses three units: “Yao Yan Reflects Color”, “Into Fire and Flowing Gold” and “Flowing Scenery and Ningxia” to display the color, shape, shape, and color of fine glass products in all aspects. Decoration, craftsmanship and their use in courtly life. Presenting to the audience a visual feast that brings together Eastern and Western craft cultures and blends traditional and modern aesthetic styles.
Exhibition location: Guardian Art Center
Exhibition time: December 23, 2023 to March 10, 2024
Encounter Ancient Characters in the Forbidden City -Today, Xiaoji will take you to learn about the food in the oracle bone inscriptions – “millet”.
The lower part of the character ” millet ” represents the roots of the plant, the middle represents the branches, and the forks at the top represent the ears, which vividly depicts the appearance of millet.
The origin of millet is in China. It is one of the oldest crops in our country and is listed as the leader of five grains. Its seeds are light yellow and are called yellow rice after peeling. They are slightly larger than millet and can be used to make food and are often used to make wine. It is an important grain in northern my country.
1st December 2023 – In the winter of the world, the feathers are flying. The end of the year is approaching, looking back and looking forward to it. What gains and changes have you made this year? Hello December. fall in love with the forbidden city….
Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty, anonymous, Yinzhen Xingle scroll. The concubines took care of their husbands and raised their children, were virtuous and filial, and became a model for women all over the world to follow. This month’s content not only presents the leisure activities of the concubines in the palace, but also shows the Qing royal family’s eager desire to have descendants around their knees. This picture shows Yinzhen wearing blue casual clothes and sitting indoors with a majestic expression. The concubines stood outside neatly dressed and elegantly behaved. Even in casual occasions like the courtyard, they who have received strict palace training and regulations do not dare to talk and laugh casually in front of their husband, who is the emperor.
This month’s dailyforbidden City will launch the theme of amboozhenxin , inviting you to appreciate the different forms of bamboo among the treasures of the Forbidden City. Good night tonight comes from the Song Dynasty Baitou Cong Bamboo Illustration Page.
Qing Qianlong, Chen Mei, Yue Man Qingyou picture album page. According to Emperor Qianlong’s decree, the court painter Chen Mei drew the album “Yueman Qingyou Tu”, which shows the life of court women. This picture is one of them, depicting beauties begging for tricks under the plane trees in July. “Wanshu Miscellaneous Notes” written by Shen Bang in the Ming Dynasty said: “On July 7, a bowl of water was poured into the sun. Each of them dropped a small needle on the water surface, and slowly looked at the shadow of the sun on the bottom of the water. It could be scattered like flowers, moving like clouds, as thin as a thread, or as thick as a thread. Like vertebrae, because of the skill of divination by women.” The picture shows the women gently putting the small needle into the bowl and observing it carefully. Ingenuity was the common wish of women from all walks of life at that time, even noble ladies who had no worries about food and clothing were no exception….
Swamp tits are small in size, lively and agile in movement. Although the word “swamp” is in the name, they do not actually live in swamps. They mainly live in forest areas and often move in the canopy of coniferous forests and mixed coniferous and broad-leaved forests. , or cling to branches to feed on insects, and often go to bushes to peck at them. It is generally more common near water sources or humid forest areas. It is also found in parks, orchards and other environments in winter. The male and female swamp tits are of the same color. The top of the adult bird’s head to the back of its neck is metallic black. The cheeks, ear feathers and sides of the neck from the side of the head below the eyes are all slightly grayish white. There is a black feather at the base of the lower beak. From a distance, it looks like He has a black goatee-like beard. Except for the breeding season, swamp tits mostly gather in small groups and also mix with other tits
Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, unknown, Hongli Weihu obtained the deer picture scroll. This scroll is the only existing painting showing the imperial concubine following the emperor on a hunt on horseback. The picture depicts the Mulan Paddock in autumn. The imperial concubine follows Qianlong Emperor Hongli, who is drawing his bow and aiming, and offers him an arrow at a critical moment. In the end, the running deer is hit by an arrow and dies with the close cooperation of “the husband sings and the wife follows”. The princess’s hairstyle and clothing in the picture all have exotic characteristics. It is speculated that she may be Rong Fei from the Uyghur ethnic group, the legendary Xiang Fei. She entered the palace at the age of 27 and was favored by Emperor Qianlong. Her living habits and religious beliefs also received the emperor’s respect and special care.
“Qiu Hong” is a famous guqin piece handed down from generation to generation. According to legend, it was composed by Guo Chuwang, a master of the Zhejiang guqin school in the Southern Song Dynasty. The whole song is divided into thirty-six sections, making it one of the longest Qin pieces after “Guangling San”. This song uses the image of Qiu Hong flying high and marching southward, embodying ideal connotations such as “huacai” and “faithfulness”. The melody is bold and simple, the rhythm is ups and downs, and the fingering tone is high and ancient, which makes people listen. Later, I had the feeling of reaching Pingsha and thousands of miles in one fell swoop.
Horizontal axis (part) of four events of the Qing Dynasty Qianlong, Anonymous, Emperor Qianlong’s Banquet. This picture shows the concubines accompanying Emperor Qianlong to attend the banquet held by Mulan Qiuyi, and watched the lively and exciting performances of the “Four Events”, namely “Horse Fraud”, “Shibang”, “Sumo” and “Jiaojun”. As the female relatives of the harem, although they cannot attend the main venue, they can still escape to the yurt camp behind the mountain and experience the same banquet atmosphere as the main venue. Whether he was hunting in the east or north, or going to the south of the Yangtze River, Emperor Qianlong would always take his concubines with him. Mountains and water, everywhere you go, there are scenery, which undoubtedly adds endless fun to the concubine’s closed inner court life…..
On the 3rd of December 2023, in China, People’s Republic of China National Constitution Day When the court meets the Forbidden City, when the rule of law and culture meet, what kind of brilliant sparks will be produced?
On December 3, the Palace Museum and the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court jointly held an event themed “Carrying forward the spirit of the Constitution and building a China governed by law” to welcome the 10 National Constitution Day . Hundreds of children from Jingshan School and Banchang Primary School were invited to attend the event. Take an interesting “Constitutional Education Class”. Under the leadership of the teacher, the students searched for the legal beast Haechi in the Forbidden City, learned the history of the Forbidden City along the way, and passed on the memory of the nation under the influence of culture. They listened to the lectures on the Constitution, recited its articles, made handwritten newspapers on the spot, and had discussions with the Constitution. Intimate contact and immersive experience of a journey to find the roots of traditional legal culture and a journey of exploration of the spirit of modern rule of law.
Images and visuals are from – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..