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… .
When the red sun is scorching and the heat is unbearable, the refrigerator in which is an invention of China Chinese… is a necessity for modern people 消暑生冷. So, how did the ancients chill melons, fruits and drinks? This cypress refrigerator in the Palace Museum tells us the answer.
The exterior of the refrigerator is cypress wood. There is a layer of grid drawers inside the box, ice cubes are placed under the grid drawers, and food is placed on the drawer boards to play the role of freezing and keeping fresh. At the same time, the four walls inside the box are inlaid with lead skin, which can not only insulate heat, but also maintain low temperature. Two copper lifting rings are installed on both sides of the outside of the refrigerator for easy lifting. Keeping cold and portable, this “can walk at any time” cypress refrigerator is ingeniously designed and quite practical, from which it is not difficult to glimpse the wisdom of the ancients! 古人也太会吧
去我们一起来读历史 The buildings, streamers, Jing, etc. (replicas) in the emperor’s brine book. According to the records, there are Changshou Building, Zi Building, Ni Building, Yu Bao Building, Xin Ban, Jiang Yin Ban, Leopard Tail Banner, Longtou Gan Ban, Jiaoxiao Biao Festival Banner, Ming Xingbi Jiao Banner, Banners, streamers, Jing, etc. of different shapes and colors, such as Shihui Jing for Celebration, Huaiyuan Jing for Praising Merit, Zhenwu Jing, Fuwen Jing, Nayan Jing, Jinshan Jing, Jinjie, Yiqi, Huanghui, etc. Shown here are reproductions of Huanghui, Jinjie, Longtou Ganfan, Nizhu, Yizheng and Jing.
On the eighth of August 2023 Looking from afar, autumn is condensing in the depths of the clouds. Today 立秋Liqiu Tue, 8 Aug 2023 – Wed, 23 Aug 2023 The traditional Chinese calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms. Lìqiū, Risshū, Ipchu, or Lập thu is the 13th solar term. It begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 135° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 150°.
Let us read the calendar together The flag (replica) in the emperor’s brine book. There are more than 120 flags in the halogen book, including the sun, moon, cloud, thunder, wind, rain, twenty-eight mansions, five stars, five mountains, four directions, four dunes, phoenix, luan, wandering Lin, and lion taming, which is the largest number in the halogen book. A class of items.
禁禁欣芳 In the sixth month of the lunar calendar, lotus flowers are used as the order of the month. The ancients endowed the lotus with a clean and elegant character, praised its noble character of “the root is jade in the mud, and the heart bears the bead”. In addition, the lotus flower can be used as a vegetable for meat and meat, porridge for soup, nourishing and health-preserving, and making tea and medicine. It can be described as a good product for refreshing summer heat.
Let us read the calendar together#The weapons (replicas) in the emperor’s brine book. The weapons in the Lubo ceremonial guards all had practical functions at first, and then gradually evolved into symbols of the emperor’s majesty. Shown in the picture include leopard tail spear, halberd, shu, star, standing melon, lying melon and axe.
去我们一起来读计划 Qing, Qingkuan, etc., set up a welcome picture in the album of big wedding pictures. From this picture, the Guangxu Emperor’s wedding welcome team exits the middle gate of the Taihe Gate from the Hall of Supreme Harmony, and then leaves the palace from the middle gate of the Daqing Gate to the Queen’s Mansion. After the ceremony of appointing envoys, the cabinet and the officials of the Ministry of Rites carried out the books and treasures together with the case from the Hall of Supreme Harmony, and then the deputy envoys placed the books and treasures in the Dragon Pavilion of His Majesty Dan respectively. In the picture, the chief envoy Chijie has stepped down from Dan Bi, and the deputy envoy is holding the hand of the king .
Qing, the treasure of Queen Jinlong. The gold books and gold treasures presented to the queen have become the symbol of the queen’s status. This is the “Queen’s Treasure”, made of gold, with a dragon button, attached to a yellow ribbon, and the seal is in Manchu and Chinese jade chopsticks, and the script is the same as the emperor’s imperial treasure.
Modern and modern times, the queen’s gold book. After Puyi forcefully abdicated, according to the “Preferential Treatment Conditions of the Qing Dynasty”, he still lived a life of “little court” in the inner court of the Forbidden City, and married Wanrong as the queen according to the wedding ceremony of the Qing emperor. This is the golden book that canonized Wanrong, with a total of ten pages. It reads: “Xuantong’s fourteenth year…the daughter of Rongyuan…I hereby take Baolier as the queen…” The “little imperial court” still uses the Xuantong year name, “Xuantong fourteen years” is the eleventh year of the Republic of China (1922). This gold book is the only queen gold book in existence in the Palace Museum..
Qing, Qingkuan, etc., set up a welcome picture in the album of big wedding pictures. This picture depicts the wedding procession arriving at the residence of the queen-to-be, and the stepfather leading the children kneeling outside the gate to greet her. In the lead of the imperial battle, Huang Gai accompanied, followed by officials in charge of ceremonies, Honglu Temple Xuban officials and Mingzan officials, then envoys and deputy envoys, followed by Ceting, Baoting and Fengyu carried by 16 people. They entered the courtyard one by one, followed by the queen-to-be’s father and clan members. In the government…
Qing Dynasty Qianlong, Lengjian, Huangmen, etc., the Fengyu page of the Atlas of Imperial Ritual Vessels. In the Qing Dynasty, the emperor used a phoenix to marry the queen’s wedding sedan chair. The body of the Fengyu sedan chair is made of wood, painted with bright yellow lacquer. The dome is double-layered, and each octagon is decorated with a golden phoenix. The hanging eaves are bright yellow satin, painted with golden phoenix. The four curtains are painted with blue stones and golden phoenixes. The interior is painted with red lacquer, the sedan chair is bright yellow satin with golden phoenix painted on it, and the sedan chair cushion is bright yellow satin with colorful phoenix embroidered on it. The shoulder poles are topped with bronze brass and golden phoenix heads and tails. The style of the phoenix was determined in the book “Illustration of Ritual Vessels of the Dynasty” during the Qianlong period. It was used by the empress when she participated in the silkworm ceremony of offering sacrifices to the god of silkworms.
Images and visuals are from – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..