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    harvest, but also wars, the harvest of men, and memory and regret were all symbolized by the white Tiger of the west, and in the urban layout by the Altar of the Earth. From the north came cold winter and marauding hordes bent on destruction; its color was black. The emperor faced away from it, and in the northern sector of the city, confined behind the palace, would be situated dubious activities including commerce and its…

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    Many people think of a city with skyscrapers and full of people, although the Forbidden City has many people there are no skyscrapers. Instead of skyscrapers, it has palaces. Let’s find out more about the Forbidden City and the wonder of its history. The Forbidden City is actually quite a wonder. Built in 1420, it was the palace for the Ming dynasty, from 1368 to 1644, and Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1911. In fact, this palace is one of China’s three ancient palaces. From 1925 to present time,…

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    Forbidden City

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    Forbidden City Throughout the semester I have been reading an action packed book named Forbidden City. I have heard many things about this book and it has been a great read. I rarely got bored well reading it and it always seemed to keep me interested. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes books with lots of action and a little bit of history. On my last book report I just talked about how Alex is trying to escape china and smuggle these films so that the rest of the world can see…

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    The Forbidden City

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    Since the ancient days, mankind has always dreamt to explore the unknown, be it a neighboring city or a faraway continent. With the advent of affordable commercial air travel, the opportunity to explore these places is bigger than ever before, shortening a few months’ worth of traveling by sea into mere hours by air. Thanks to this development, countries from across the globe have established countless points of interest as major income sources. But just like how fire catches, it has also…

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    Forbidden City Report

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    As soon as I stepped out of the airport, all that I could see was an ocean of people. Looking beyond the people, I noticed the most fascinating place in the world, Beijing, China. I couldn’t wait to start my adventure. Beijing is a city of unique architecture, extraordinary culture, and vast history that everyone should visit! Beijing has many places to visit, including the ancient Forbidden City, the beautiful Summer Palace, the famous Great Wall, the historical Ming Tombs, and the Peking…

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    Baby Squirrel Analysis

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    to China, you are likely to see them either in the wild or in city parks. In total, China has about 24 recognized species of squirrels, 2 of which are unique to China. Pallas squirrels, or red-bellied…

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    Hope In Forbidden City

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    Through the third book club meeting, my role as Literary Luminary brought a palette of both hope and despair. Forbidden City does not bode a happy ending, so neither did our discussions. The talk of death and betrayal had set a vice grip around our ideas that translated into our discussions, and dishonesty was quick to be added in that list. However, an unlikely glimmer of hope exists in every dark hour. Firstly, in Forbidden City, many protesters died standing up to the military that was sent…

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    Describe the organization and architecture of the Forbidden City. What was its historical context and purpose? Based on what I learned from reading this chapter and the cyber journeys, the Chinese believe that their city was at the center of the world. Surprisingly the name for China “Zhonghu” means middle kingdom. The Forbidden City actually marks this same spot. This amazing structure took fourteen years to complete. In the Forbidden City color was important. The color yellow represented…

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    Cixi's Reform

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    In the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, many elites, new intellectuals and reform-minded Chinese had realized that the existing political and social systems which lasted for more than thousands years should be changed immediately, or the Qing Empire would collapse quickly. The actual ruler of the Empire, Empress Dowager Cixi, who oppressed the Reform of 1898, recognized the urgent needs for reform as she felt gradually losing control, respects and confidence over both…

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    Another feature of Qianlong Emperor’s governance was not only to ban books and burn them, but also to persecute and attack any pro-Manchu citizens that may oppose his point of view. This is part of the “literary inquisition” of literary censorship that intimated, beheaded, or imprisoned any opponents to Qianlong Emperor policies regarding Ming Dynasty literature. In this capacity, individuals that were perceived to be an enemy of Qing Dynasty literature became a target for government officials…

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