Ruins of the Yuan Ming Yuan

Dublin Core

Title

Ruins of the Yuan Ming Yuan

Subject

Government-Buildings; Arts-Architecture;
Opium wars

Description

Ruins of the Yuan Ming Yuan (Summer Palace), photographed by Thomas Childe in 1875. On October 18, 1860, Britain's Lord Elgin ordered his troops to destroy the summer palace designed by Jesuit architects for Emperor Qianlong. That same day, the Qing capitulated to further British demands.

Creator

Childe, Thomas

Source

Spence, Jonathan. "The Search for Modern China" New York: Norton, 1990,scan of image following p. 132 in the book.

Date

1875

Contributor

Lepore, Jamie
St. Olaf College

Rights

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only.

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Still image

Identifier

soc000342

Coverage

China
China - Qing Dynasty 1644 - 1911
1875
Beijing-shi (municipality), Beijing (inhabited place)
7001758

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1013 w x 894 h, 300 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/ff205b4940d341981f49741852932c89.jpg

Collection

Citation

Childe, Thomas, “Ruins of the Yuan Ming Yuan,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 11, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/1395.