Xinjiang Museum ed: GUGONG BOWUYUAN QINGDAI XINJIANG WENWU ZHENCANG ZHAN. (Exhibition of Qing Dynasty Cultural Treasures Relating to Xinjiang from the Collection of the Forbidden City Museum). Urumqi, 2012. 255, 12 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of a exhibition at the Xinjiang Museum in Urumqi showing Qing dynasty artefacts pertaining to Xinjiang. A main focus of the exhibition is the pacification campaigns that the Qianlong and Daoguang emperors undertook against tribes in the area. There is also examination of the efforts the Qing emperors, from Kangxi onwards, took to include the Xinjiang area, its peoples and religions as part of the whole of the Qing empire. The exhibits mainly loaned from the Gugong Museum in Beijing. Includes fine paintings of the military campaigns and imperial audiences with Xinjiang rulers, imperial seals made from the jade of the region, maps, textiles, armour, documents and other associated paintings. Many rarely-seen or not previously-exhibited artefacts. Illustrated throughout in colour. All text in Chinese. A very interesting insight into the importance of Xinjiang during the Qing dynasty. Very hard to obtain and out-of-print.
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 677 in printed List 189.
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