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PALACE EUNUCH
METERS HIGH
CIVIC SCHEME
WATER-LOVING DRAGONS
MEANWHILE
SIX-METRE
MERIDIAN GATE
SHENYANG IMPERIAL PALACE
IMPERIAL FAMILY
MARCO POLO
YUAN DYNASTY
JESUIT MISSIONARIES
CONCUBINES
MANCHU DYNASTY
SQUARE
WATER
PURPLE FORBIDDEN CITY
EUNUCH
EUNUCHS
PEKING
QIANLONG
ZI WEI
IMPERIAL GARDEN
TIANANMEN GATE
PREPARATIVE CONCUBINE
IMPERIAL CITY
PUYI
PERIOD
NORTHWEST
INCIDENT
FIRST
FIRST TIME
CENTRE
PART
CENTER
LIVING
REIGN
THRONE
HISTORY
QUIET
ROOMS
GARDEN
COLLECTION
MUSEUM
JOHNSTON
DYNASTY
Review of Short Phrases and Links

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Definitions

  1. Forbidden City is a heaven, it is the most beautiful place to live in. (Web site)
  2. Forbidden City was indeed a forbidden place, where commoners were kept out for nearly 500 years in the past.
  3. The Forbidden City (the Palace Museum) was the home of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). (Web site)
  4. The Forbidden City is the best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. (Web site)
  5. The Forbidden City was designed to be the centre of the ancient, walled city of Beijing. (Web site)

Palace Eunuch

  1. Eventually, a palace eunuch secretly urged the Emperor to go out of the Forbidden City and enjoy himself in a prostitute house.

Meters High

  1. City walls were 10 meters high, and a 52 meter-wide moat surround the Forbidden City. (Web site)

Civic Scheme

  1. The Forbidden City remains important in the civic scheme of Beijing. (Web site)

Water-Loving Dragons

  1. Everywhere there are reminders of the Forbidden City, such as the terrace-corner spouts carved as water-loving dragons. (Web site)

Meanwhile

  1. Meanwhile, the Japanese army captured the Forbidden City in Beijing, but were only able to remove a few large bronze tubs and a few cannons. (Web site)

Six-Metre

  1. The Forbidden City is surrounded by a 7.9-metre high city wall[32] and a six-metre deep, 52-metre wide moat. (Web site)

Meridian Gate

  1. The Meridian Gate (above) was constructed in 1420, and is the main gate of the Forbidden City.

Shenyang Imperial Palace

  1. Besides the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Shenyang Imperial Palace is the only other existing palace complex in China. (Web site)
  2. In Shenyang, Liaoning's capital city, there is a Manchu version of the Forbidden City known as the Shenyang Imperial Palace.

Imperial Family

  1. In 1924, the imperial family of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1840) was removed from the Forbidden City, and in 1925 the Palace Museum was established here. (Web site)
  2. Like the Forbidden City, no ordinary Chinese citizen had ever been allowed into the Summer Palace, as it was used exclusively by the Imperial family. (Web site)

Marco Polo

  1. Marco Polo a joint NBC and RAI TV miniseries broadcast in the early 1980s, was filmed inside the Forbidden City. (Web site)

Yuan Dynasty

  1. Note, however, that the present Forbidden City did not exist in the Yuan Dynasty, when Marco Polo met Kublai Khan. (Web site)

Jesuit Missionaries

  1. This was helped through Jesuit missionaries such as Ferdinand Verbiest whom he summoned almost everyday to the Forbidden City. (Web site)

Concubines

  1. According to custom, she moved to the Forbidden City at the age of seventeen to become one of hundreds of concubines. (Web site)
  2. How life was like in the Forbidden city and how she encounters other Manchurian girls who were chosen to be the Emperor Xiangfeng's wives or concubines. (Web site)

Manchu Dynasty

  1. Write a report on how Washington, D.C., at the beginning of the 21st century, is or is not like the Forbidden City under the Manchu dynasty.

Square

  1. Outside the main gate to the Forbidden City, the Meridian Gate faces a square where imperial corporal punishments were sometimes carried out. (Web site)

Water

  1. Inside the hall, Zhenwudadi (God of Water in the Taoism) was worshiped, since he was supposed to protect the Forbidden City from fire. (Web site)
  2. Inside the hall prayers were offered up to the Taoist God of Water, Zhenwudadi, for the protection of the Forbidden City from destruction by fire. (Web site)

Purple Forbidden City

  1. This is the palace museum; also know as the Purple Forbidden City. (Web site)

Eunuch

  1. In Beijing, he is kidnapped and taken to the Forbidden City where he impersonates a eunuch. (Web site)

Eunuchs

  1. Apart from the emperor and his sons, all other males in the Forbidden City were eunuchs, castrated at start of service, before entry.
  2. Royal employees will remain in the Forbidden City with the exception of eunuchs.

Peking

  1. The world has speculated a good deal as to what happened in the Forbidden City of Peking during the early half of November. (Web site)
  2. The mirror before him that was deep inside the Forbidden City at the heart of Peking was no different. (Web site)

Qianlong

  1. Qianlong anticipated moving out of the Hall of Mental Cultivation in the Forbidden City.
  2. Er Tai decides to return to the Forbidden City and explain matters to Qianlong. (Web site)
  3. Qianlong uses the time to enjoy life outside the Forbidden City. (Web site)

Zi Wei

  1. Thus, he brings Zi Wei and her maid Jin Suo into the Forbidden City as court maids through help from Xiao Yan Zi. (Web site)
  2. After returning to the Forbidden City, Qianlong hints that he wants to take Zi Wei in as his concubine. (Web site)

Imperial Garden

  1. The best of patterned footpaths in China are found in the Imperial Garden in the rear of the Forbidden City. (Web site)
  2. The "flowing-cup pavilion" built for the emperor still stands today in the Imperial Garden of the Forbidden City. (Web site)

Tiananmen Gate

  1. Situated at the heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City is approached through Tiananmen Gate. (Web site)

Preparative Concubine

  1. When she entered the Forbidden City in September 1851, Dowager Cixi was made a Xiu Nu 秀女, a preparative concubine.

Imperial City

  1. The Forbidden City is enclosed in a larger, walled area called the Imperial City. (Web site)

Puyi

  1. Puyi), who resided in the Forbidden City as a non-sovereign monarch of China, as potential candidates for the post of Imperial consort. (Web site)
  2. Puyi was expelled from the Forbidden City in Beijing in 1924 by warlord Feng Yuxiang. (Web site)
  3. Puyi and his concubines were finally evicted from the Forbidden City in 1924.

Period

  1. The Mongol capital was situated in present day Beijing and construction of the Forbidden City began in this period. (Web site)

Northwest

  1. Prince Gong's Mansion is located near Shichahai Lake, to the northwest of the Forbidden City in Beijing. (Web site)

Incident

  1. That incident happened before Dowager Cixi was preparing to leave the Forbidden City due to the occupation of Beijing by the Eight-Nation Alliance in 1900. (Web site)

First

  1. Puyi, the last emperor of China, was not quite three years old when he first visited the Forbidden City.
  2. Mukden Palace was first built to resemble Manchu tents (大帐), later was expanded by emperor Huang Taiji to resemble the Forbidden City in Beijing. (Web site)
  3. The Meridian Gate, the main entrance to the Forbidden City, was first built in 1420 and remodeled in 1647.

First Time

  1. Enjoy the dazzling adventures of film director Luc Besson's "Arthur and the Minimoys" and "Arthur and the Forbidden City" together for the first time.
  2. P'u Yi was forced to leave the Forbidden City for the first time since becoming emperor. (Web site)

Centre

  1. Thereafter, the Forbidden City became the centre of power of the Qing Dynasty as it prospered and later waned. (Web site)

Part

  1. The site of the Forbidden City was part of the Imperial city during the Mongol Yuan Dynasty. (Web site)
  2. The site where the Forbidden City stands today was part of the imperial city during the Yuan dynasty. (Web site)

Center

  1. Popular tourist locations in China include the complex known as the Forbidden City, located in Beijing, which was once the center of Chinese Imperial power. (Web site)
  2. He built the basic city grid with the Forbidden City as its heart and center.

Living

  1. Puyi was allowed to continue living in the Forbidden City, however. (Web site)
  2. Because Xiao Yan Zi struggles to adjust to living in the Forbidden City, Yong Qi, along with Er Tai, helps her through some early problems.

Reign

  1. The hill is artificial, formed from the earth removed when constructing the moat around the Forbidden City during the reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle. (Web site)
  2. Lady Borjigit entered the Forbidden City during the beginning of the Daoguang Emperor 's reign.

Throne

  1. Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, the 10th ruler of the Manchu Dynasty, was born to the gilded splendor of the Forbidden City and ascended to the throne in 1908.

History

  1. Twilight in the Forbidden City is very much a history of an entire period and not an exclusive portrait of the last Emperor of China. (Web site)

Quiet

  1. History, is everywhere - in quiet and hidden laneways to unique sites such as the Forbidden City.
  2. There was hardly any visitor around here and is indeed a rare place in the Forbidden City where you can have a quiet rest.

Rooms

  1. It consists of 980 surviving buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms.[1] The Forbidden City was designed to be the centre of the ancient, walled city of Beijing. (Web site)

Garden

  1. It became a favorite haunt of Cixi, who preferred it to the Forbidden City, and named it Yihe Yuan meaning the garden of health and harmony.
  2. The last Ming emperor hanged himself in garden of the Forbidden city in April of 1644.

Collection

  1. It refers to the collection of gardens, shrines, and other service areas between the Forbidden City and the Inner City of ancient Beijing. (Web site)

Museum

  1. Popularly called The Forbidden City, the museum covers an area of 720,000 square meters. (Web site)
  2. Forbidden Gardens Cultural Museum Forbidden Gardens is a museum, an outdoor museum that stands as a scaled-down replica of the Forbidden City in Beijing. (Web site)

Johnston

  1. Johnston carried high imperial titles and lived in both the Forbidden City and the New Summer Palace.

Dynasty

  1. As the dynasty expanded its power southward and across the whole China, the Forbidden City in Beijing succeeded Shenyang as royal residence. (Web site)

Categories

  1. World > Countries > China > Beijing
  2. Ming
  3. Politics > Government > Empires > Qing Dynasty
  4. Cixi
  5. Palace

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