Constructing Qing Imperial Landscapes: Exhibition of the Yangshi Lei Architecturial Archives

Exhibition, May 10–June 10, 2013Monday–Friday 6:00–22:00 / Saturday 7:00–17:00

ETH Main Building, Floor G (Gallery), Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich

Opening Reception

May 10, 2013, ETH Main Building, Floor G (Gallery), Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich, 19:00–22:00

Registration

Please register at dinah.zank{at}uzh.ch until May 3rd, 2013, for the opening reception.

Organization

Dr. Yue Zhuang,URPP Asia and Europe

A cooperation between History of the Modern World, ETH Zurich, URPP Asia and Europe, and School of Architecture, Tianjin University

Description

Members of the Lei architectural dynasty took charge of most of the Qing (1644–1911) imperial construction projects during the last empire of China. The Lei dynasty designed the Qing-period buildings in the Forbidden City, the Yuanming Yuan and many architectural projects now renowned as global heritage sites. The exhibition reveals selected highlights from the Yangshi Lei Architectural Archives. It provides visual and technical insights into the complexity of Chinese landscapes in the context of the formation of Qing cultural identity.

Funding

National Natural Science Foundation of China
China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC), Association for Asian Studies
Hermann and Marianne Straniak Foundation