By Young-tsu Wong
This booklet is geared toward readers and researchers who're drawn to chinese language backyard structure, the increase and fall of Yuanming Yuan and the background of the Qing dynasty. it's the first accomplished learn of the palatial backyard complicated in a Western language, and is abundantly illustrated with pictures and unique drawings. Young-tsu Wong’s enticing writing kind brings "the backyard of ideal brightness" to existence as he leads readers on a grand journey of its structure and history.
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The small islet to the southeast was called the Fairy Hill at the Sea (Yinghai Xianshan), while the Jade House on North Isle (Beidao Yuyu) was located to the northwest. The Fairy Terrace compound, which had four facades, each overlooking the large lake with “shining reflections of the colorful chambers,” gave rise to a magniﬁcent overall view (Yu 1985, 3:1371). Every man-made structure was half hidden in the midst of misty hills to project the image of a fairy tale. 12 The Fairy Islet could only be reached by boat.
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