Imperial Capitals of China

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Covering Chinese history from the 17th century BCE to the 20th CE, Cotterell traces the development of the imperial capitals which reveal the character of each period, such as the architectural virtuosity of the Ming dynasty which can still be seen in Beijing's Forbidden City. As well as exploring the building design and urban planning of each city, he discusses the personalities and politics of those who lived there.

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Imperial Capitals of China

Imperial Capitals of China

A Dynastic History of the Celestial Empire

Hardback303pp

9781590200070     Product Code: 291768

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Covering Chinese history from the 17th century BCE to the 20th CE, Cotterell traces the development of the imperial capitals which reveal the character of each period, such as the architectural virtuosity of the Ming dynasty which can still be seen in Beijing's Forbidden City. As well as exploring the building design and urban planning of each city, he discusses the personalities and politics of those who lived there.

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