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Qing Imperial Cityscapes

11 January – 2 March An exhibition which looks at the work of Yangshi Lei – the architectural dynasty – who took charge of most of the Qing Emperors’ construction projects during the last empire of China (1644 – 1911). Yangshi Lei’s projects form one of the keystones of world cultural heritage and in this small selection taken from historic manuscripts, we focus on the beauty of the Forbidden City. With thanks to Dr Qi Wang for his assistance in organising this exhibition, and to Professor Qiheng Wang of Tianjin University for permission and National Natural Science Foundation of China to reproduce items from the Yangshi Lei Architectural Archives. The full exhibition can be seen in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment and the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies during the same period.