University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

SOLD OUT: The Forbidden City: Emperors, Ritual, Residence, and City

Wednesday 14 March 2018
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Penn Museum

Upward view of buildings

This event was orginally scheduled for March 7, 2018

Dr. Nancy Steinhart, Professor of East Asian Art, Curator, Asian Section, Penn Museum.

For 1100 years, the Forbidden City has been the residence of China's emperors and the center of imperial ritual.  This lecture explores the lives of China's most important rulers, Khubilai Khan, Yongle, Kangxi, and Qianlong inside the City, the rituals they performed, and the ceremonial and religious architecture they built.  It also shows how a Mongol city that became a Chinese city and then a Manchu city transformed into a People's City of government, commerce, and residence of 21.5 million.

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