A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795


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A Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795 explores the life of the fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty.

The Qianlong Emperor was not only a captivating ruler, whose reign lasted an extraordinary sixty years, but also a distinguished art collector,
talented poet, painter and calligrapher. His vision was to create a new cultural golden age, and Qianlong’s patronage expanded the imperial art collection many times over.
Featuring more than 120 works from the prestigious Palace Museum, Beijing, this beautifully illustrated volume reveals the richness of Chinese history and culture, the opulence and splendour of the imperial art collection under Qianlong, and the intriguing character of a significant ruler
who became the greatest art collector in eighteenth-century China.