Title: World Heritage Sites in China - Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
Author / Editor: Du gaochao杜高潮
ISBN: 978-7-80228-509-5, 9787802285095
Publisher: 新世界出版社 (New World Press), 中国对外翻译出版公司 (China Translation & Publishing Corporation)
Date of Publication: 2008
Number of pages: 189 pages
Dimensions: 28 x 21 m
Items description:The Ming and Qing Tombs provide an outstanding evidence to the Chinese beliefs and traditions from the 14th onward. These tombes include slgnificant examples of architecture arid applied arts, which have been designed ih harmony with the natural environment following.the Chinese concepts of Geomancy. The Ming and Qing imperial tombs are natural site modified by human influence, carefuily chosen according to.he principles of geomancy (Fengshui) to house numerous buildings of traditional architectural design and decoration. They illustrate the continuity over five centuries of a world view and concept of power specific to feudal China.