#北京。 #中國 #China #Beijing | #紫禁城 #ForbiddenCity #September2023 | #ForbiddenCityDairies -The Palace Museum #ForbiddenCity Collections of Chinese intangible cultural heritage.  Collection 11th – 15th September 2023..

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… . 

Emperor Qianlong once wrote a poem praising crape myrtle as “always blooming with light color in summer, and also emitting light fragrance before the wind”, which is fitting.

Crape myrtle has the same pronunciation as the “Emperor Star” Ziweixing. It has been widely planted in the palace since the Tang Dynasty because of its long-lasting flowering period and bright and lovely appearance. It is also called the “official flower” because it refers to Zhongshu Province. The seventh month of the lunar calendar is a time when all the flowers are blooming. “Sunflowers pour into the sun, hostas scratch your head, crape myrtle soaks in the moon, hibiscus blooms…” Hollyhocks, crape myrtles, cockscombs, etc. have all been nominated as moonflowers by literati in different periods. . The crape myrtle flower may not be the most gorgeous and graceful among them, but it is unique because of its freshness and delicateness….

Qing, Leng Mei, Gao Qiu Wan Yue chart axis. Leng Mei was a disciple of Jiao Bingzhen, a court painter of the Kangxi Dynasty. His neat and meticulous brushwork and beautiful colors were highly appreciated by Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qianlong. This picture depicts a scribe climbing a high pavilion and looking at the bright moon. In the lower left corner of the painting, there is Leng Mei’s self-inscription “Writing on the Mid-Autumn Festival in Gengxu”, which shows that the painting was painted during the Mid-Autumn Festival and depicts the scene of admiring the moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival. On August 15th, the autumn air is crisp and clear. The moon is not only full and bright, but also the best place to watch. At this time, people look to the moon to remember, or associate the full moon with reunion, hoping for a happy family; or they look to the autumn wind to ask if Chang’e and the Jade Rabbit are well in the moon palace.

Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty, Leng Mei, Emperor Qianlong observing the moon. The court painter Leng Mei once painted “Moon Appreciation”, which depicts the scene of elegant scholars looking at the moon in reverie during the fragrance of sweet-scented osmanthus in August. Emperor Qianlong liked this painting very much and ordered Leng Mei to replace the scribe in the original painting with himself, depicting him wearing Hanfu and admiring the moon under the laurel tree with Ruyi in his arms. During the Mid-Autumn Festival, admiring the full moon and looking forward to family reunion are beautiful wishes shared by emperors and common people.

Qianlong, Jinnong, and Yuehua scrolls of the Qing Dynasty. In traditional Chinese culture, the moon is mystical and poetic because of its distance. In ordinary paintings, it often appears as a supplementary scene, but in this painting, Jin Nong directly expresses the moon as the main subject, which can be described as unique. The whole picture is extremely simple, with only a full moon depicted. Within the moon, the author uses light ink to draw the blurry images of jade rabbits pounding medicine and osmanthus trees. Outside the moon, the author uses green, ocher, and yellow as the main colors. Through the overlapping of colors, the bright and bright light of the moon is highlighted, which shows Jin Nong’s extraordinary imagination and bold expressiveness. The inscription on the lower right side of the painting reads, “The picture of the Moonlight is sent to Mr. Shutong for appreciation, the seventy-five-year-old gold farmer”, indicating that it was a gift to a friend.

Qianlong Qing Dynasty, Chen Mei, Yue Man Qingyou Picture Album. Chen Mei, whose courtesy name was Zaidong and whose names were Dianluan and Zhiwotoutuo, was from Lou County (now Songjiang, Shanghai). In the early years of Yongzheng’s reign, he was recommended by the court painter Chen Shan and became a royal painter. His paintings studied the Northern Song Dynasty style and were influenced by the Western painting style of Lang Shining in the court. The images he created were exquisite and nuanced, with strong modeling ability and artistic expression that conveyed the spirit through form. He was deeply appreciated by Emperor Yongzheng and Emperor Qianlong. During the Qianlong Dynasty, Chen Mei drew the “Yueman Qingyou Tu” in accordance with the emperor’s decree. According to the order of the twelfth lunar month in the Chinese lunar calendar, it showed the recreational activities of the beauties in the palace and garden in each month. This picture is the first in the album. It depicts the scene of the Mid-Autumn Festival in August, when beauties ascend to the Qiong Tower to recite poems, admire the moon, and look forward to family reunions.

During the Qianlong reign of the Qing Dynasty, Dong Bangda’s “Enjoyable Illustrations of Remaining Things” in Hongli Shu’s Autumn Post Ci Volume (partial). This is a calligraphy and painting scroll with the theme of Mid-Autumn Festival and the emperor and ministers of the Qianlong Dynasty. It begins with the four words “enjoyable things” written by Emperor Qianlong, and also begins with the imperial inscription “Draft a poem for the Mid-Autumn Festival and order the Imperial Academy and others to harmonize it”. Next, Dong Bangda (a Jinshi in the 11th year of Yongzheng’s reign, from Hanlin official to Minister of Rites) painted the Mid-Autumn Festival scene of the Chengde Summer Resort, the imperial palace outside the Great Wall. The bright moon is in the sky, and there are people admiring the moon in a grass pavilion near the river. Some people set up tables to worship the moon, hoping for happiness and contentment. At the end of the volume are poems by Liang Shizheng, Minister of Household Affairs, Qian Chenqun, Minister of Justice, and Emperor Qianlong. For Emperor Qianlong, appreciating the moon was appreciating the heart. Reunion with his family was important, and harmonious relationships with his courtiers were equally important.

Images and visuals are from – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..

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Love Shanghai, love the city and love Lujiazui!

Lujiazui is Shanghai’s glitzy financial district, known for futuristic skyscrapers like the Shanghai Tower, with its lofty observation deck, and the needle-like Oriental Pearl TV Tower, home to the Shanghai Municipal History Museum.

The area is also noted for its luxe-hotel nightlife, with European fine dining, stylish bars and posh dance clubs offering panoramic views.

Lying on the east bank of Huangpu River and facing the Bund, Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone occupies 28 square kilometers (10.8 square miles) and is studded with around 100 high-rise buildings.

Many are landmark buildings of Shanghai, making the area a great place to experience the modern flavor of this metropolis.

Often called the ‘Wall Street of China’, Lujiazui is the largest financial zone in mainland China, with more than 400 banks and financial institutions from both home and abroad, including HSBC, Citibank, and Standard Chartered Bank.

In addition, it is home to the headquarters of over 70 international giants and about 5,000 companies engaged in trade, investment, and intermediary services. The sum of transactions in the Shanghai stock market ranks it the 2nd in the world only behind the New York Stock Exchange.

Since the reform and opening-up policy carried out in 1978, Shanghai has enjoyed a great economic boom, and Lujiazui is gradually becoming more widely known. However, few know the origin of the name (Lu Jia Zui in Chinese), which literally means Lu family dwelling on a mouth-shaped alluvial beach.

In fact, the name is associated with Lu Shen, a noted scholar of Imperial Academy in the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). After Lu retired, he lived on this land until his death. Today, you can still find Lu Shen’s calligraphy in Shanghai Museum. His former residence and family cemetery are located in this area.

In Lujiazui, the charm of the city as an international metropolis is unfolded to the largest degree. One can admire the modern skyscrapers along Binjiang Avenue as well as various buildings of different architectural styles across the Huangpu River.

The four tallest landmarks of the city – the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, and Shanghai Tower are constructed next to each other. When night comes, all the buildings are decorated with shining colorful lights, presenting a gorgeous scene before your eyes. The Bund, facing this financial zone across the river, is the most wonderful place to enjoy the night view.

Oriental Pearl Tower Oriental Pearl Tower, measuring 468 meters (1,536 feet) in height, has three viewing floors. An exhibition hall, demonstrating the history of the city, is at the base of the tower. The lower sphere has a viewing hall at a height of 90 meters (295 feet), providing a wonderful position to see the Bund and the graceful scenery along the Huangpu River. Visitors can also have a panoramic view of the whole city on the transparent observatory at 259 meters (850 feet) or the Capsule Sightseeing Floor at 351 meters (1,152 feet).

Jin Mao Tower Jin Mao Tower, with a height of 420.5 meters (1,380 feet), is also a good place to view the city. The superfast elevator takes only 45 seconds to take visitors from the basement to the viewing hall on the 88th floor, providing visitors magnificent metropolitan cityscapes along Huangpu River, and views of the distinctive rosy dawn and sunset.

Shanghai World Financial Center As the tallest flat-roof building in the world, it is 492 meters (1,614 feet) high with 101 stories. Sightseeing area occupies storeys from the 94th to the 100th floor. The viewing hall on the 100th floor is at a height of 474 meters (1,555 feet). The sightseeing bridge on the 97th floor seems to be constructed in the air. It would give you an illusion that you are wandering in the sky.

Shanghai Tower At present, it is the tallest building in China, measuring 632 meters (2,073 feet) in height. The exterior of the building spirals upward to the top with one degree twist per storey to reduce the wind effect.

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#北京。 #中國 #China #Beijing | #紫禁城 #ForbiddenCity #February2023 | #ForbiddenCityDairies #Spring First Snowfall of the Forbidden City of the #YearOftheRabbit #AGallery …

元宵喜乐 During the Lantern Festival on February 5th 2023 at the Forbidden City, Beijing, China, People’s Republic of China on the 10th February 2023 it is the first Beijing Snowfall of Spring also the Year of the Rabbit in which Beijing, China, People’s Republic of China ushered in snowy weather in forbidden city was exceptional quiet.  . Among the red walls and green tiles, green pines and ancient cypresses, falling snowflakes are dancing in the air, which is as beautiful as poetry and painting… also ushering the Snowfall on summer palace.

The Forbidden City in Beijing is the royal Imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties in China. It used to be called the Forbidden City and is located in the center of the central axis of Beijing. The Forbidden City in Beijing is centered on three main halls, covering an area of ​​about 720,000 square meters, with a construction area of ​​about 150,000 square meters. There are more than 70 palaces of different sizes and more than 9,000 houses.

The Forbidden City in Beijing began construction in the fourth year of Yongle (1406), Emperor Chengzu of the Ming Dynasty. It was built on the basis of the Nanjing Forbidden City. It was completed in the eighteenth year of Yongle (1420) and became the palace of 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties. On the National Day of the 14th year of the Republic of China (October 10, 1925), the Palace Museum was officially established and opened. The Forbidden City in Beijing is 961 meters long from north to south and 753 meters wide from east to west. It is surrounded by 10-meter-high walls and a 52-meter-wide moat outside the city. There are four gates in the Forbidden City, the Meridian Gate in the south , the Shenwu Gate in the north , the Donghua Gate in the east and the Xihua Gate in the west . Each of the four corners of the city wall has a graceful turret . There is a folk saying that there are nine beams, eighteen pillars and seventy-two ridges, which describe the complexity of its structure. 

The buildings in the Forbidden City in Beijing are divided into two parts: the outer court and the inner court . The center of the Outer Dynasty is the Hall of Supreme Harmony , the Hall of Central Harmony , and the Hall of Preserving Harmony , collectively referred to as the Three Great Halls , where the state holds grand ceremonies. The left and right wings of the three halls are supplemented by two groups of buildings, the Wenhua Hall and the Wuying Hall . The center of the inner court is Qianqing Palace , Jiaotai Palace , and Kunning Palace , collectively referred to as the Housan Palace, which is the main palace where the emperor and empress live. Then there is the Royal Garden . On both sides of the Housan Palace are the East and West Sixth Palaces, which are the places where the concubines live and rest. On the east side of the East Sixth Palace is the Tianqiong Palace and other Buddhist temple buildings, and on the west side of the West Sixth Palace is the Zhongzheng Hall and other Buddhist temple buildings. In addition to the Outer Dynasty and the Inner Court, there are two parts of the Outer East Road and the Outer West Road.

Images and visuals are from – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..

#北京。 #中國 #China #Beijing | #紫禁城 #ForbiddenCity #February2023 | #ForbiddenCityDairies #rainbowically #Sunhalo Stunning rings appear over the Beijing City landscape.

On the 2nd February 2023 at the Forbidden City Beijing, China, People’s Republic of China, on a wintery day of Beijing, China, People’s Republic of China, in which beautifully astronomical phenomena in which is total rare to see a massive combination of solar halos, double-sided parasols, circumzenithal arcs, and anti-solar arcs in the capital today in which a amazing Astronomical phenomena ….

Sun halos a halo is a ring or light that forms around the sun or moon as the sun or moon light refracts off ice crystals present in a thin veil of cirrus clouds. The halo is usually seen as a bright, white ring although sometimes it can have color.

Circumzenithal arcs are A circumzenithal arc (sometimes known as Bravais’ arc) is a type of Halo. They are formed when sunlight refracts through horizontal ice crystals at such an angle that the light enters the crystal through its flat top face and exits through a side prism face causing the distinctive upside-down rainbow effect. Circumzenithal arcs are relatively common, though a special set of circumstances are required. The sun needs to be more than five, and less than 32 degrees above the horizon, in order that the sunlight can refract in the correct way through the ice crystals to form the smiling, rather than frowning, halo

Via Weir Beijing Photographer  blogger…… It is rare to see a combination of solar halos, double-sided parasols, circumzenithal arcs, and anti-solar arcs in the capital today….

Images and visuals are from – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..

#北京。 #中國 #China #Beijing | #紫禁城 #ForbiddenCity #January2023 | #ForbiddenCityDairies #国子文物The Culture of the Kingdom——A joint exhibition of Jinshi culture and art in the past dynasties….

The Culture of the Kingdom——A joint exhibition of Jinshi culture and art in the past dynasties is exhibited in the Meridian Gate Exhibition Hall of the Palace Museum, the Confucian Temple and the Guozijian Museum…

On January 16, 2023 at the Forbidden City Beijing, China, People’s Republic of China,国子文物 —Joint Exhibition of Jinshi Culture and Art of Past Dynasties” opened in the Meridian Gate Exhibition Hall of the Palace Museum. The exhibition selects 179 important works of Jinshi groups since the Tang Dynasty. Through the theme units of “Jinshi Road”, “Bo Xue Hong Confucianism” and “Art Garden Heroes”, it shows the extraordinary achievements of outstanding figures in philosophy, classics, history, literature, art, etc.

Located in exhibiting “Confucian Culture – Joint Exhibition of Jinshi Culture and Art of Past Dynasties” will be exhibited simultaneously in the main hall of the Meridian Gate and the East Yanchi Building of the Palace Museum, the Confucian Temple and the Art Hall of the Guozijian Museum. The exhibition period will be from January 17 to April 2, 2023.

Its immortal contribution to the prosperity and development of Chinese civilization. The exhibition is sponsored by the Palace Museum, Beijing Cultural Relics Exchange Center, Confucius Temple and Guozijian Museum, jointly promoted by China Construction Bank Corporation, and co-sponsored by CCTV.com. The exhibition will be exhibited simultaneously in the main hall of the Meridian Gate of the Palace Museum and the exhibition hall of the East Yanchi Building, the Confucian Temple and the Art Hall of the Imperial College Museum. Reserve

With the theme of inheriting the excellent traditional Chinese culture and promoting the traditional Chinese virtues, “Guozi Culture – Jinshi Culture and Art Exhibition of Past Dynasties” selected 179 important works of Jinshi groups since the Tang Dynasty. The “Heroes” theme unit showcases the extraordinary achievements of outstanding figures in the past dynasties in philosophy, classics, history, literature, art, etc., as well as their immortal contributions to the prosperity and development of Chinese civilization.

Images and visuals are from – Forbidden City –Palace Museum Beijing- China –People’s Republic of China…..