By Young-tsu Wong
This booklet is aimed toward readers and researchers who're attracted to chinese language backyard structure, the increase and fall of Yuanming Yuan and the historical past of the Qing dynasty. it's the first accomplished research of the palatial backyard advanced in a Western language, and is abundantly illustrated with images and unique drawings. Young-tsu Wong’s enticing writing variety brings "the backyard of ideal brightness" to existence as he leads readers on a grand travel of its structure and history.
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As a matter of fact, most classical Chinese gardens are enclosed within a limited area but with the clear intention of creating a sense of inﬁnite space. The creation of spaciousness is the essence of garden art. Condensation that produces the effect of making the small look like the spacious is no doubt a reﬁned technique. And the Nine Continents in the Yuanming Yuan are precisely the grand center of this magniﬁcent imperial garden symbolizing the universal Chinese world. It is surely through symbolism that the feeling of grandness rather than smallness communicated.
Wang and Xinbai Yu Crossing a stream over a flat bridge from the site of the Five-Fortunes Hall, one arrived at the Blue Phoenix-Tree Academy (Bitong Shuyuan). Its main structure, facing south, included a three-column front house, a ﬁve-column main court, and a ﬁve-column rear court. Tidy Wutong trees grew on each side of the courtyards to provide long shade over the houses, which appeared to be hidden. Qianlong is said to have loved coming here to hear the sounds of rain, which inspired him to write poems.