Ms. Shanshan Chen: The Imagery of Rehe in the Macartney Embassy to China

161109-seminar-chenDate: 9 November 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Room 10.28 Run Run Shaw Tower

Located far northeast of Beijing, Rehe 熱河 (Chengde) was the summer capital of the Qing empire, consisting of the famous Bishu Shanzhuang 避暑山莊 (Mountain Resort Villa) and Waibamiao 外八廟 (Eight Outer Temples). Built by the Kangxi (1654-1722) and Qianlong (1711-1799) emperors, it was a large complex of imperial gardens, palaces, and temples where the emperors celebrated birthdays and received foreign visitors. This is where the historic encounter between Lord Macartney and the Qianlong emperor took place on September 14, 1793…(Please click on the image to read more)