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Emperor Qianlong's Hidden Treasures: Reconsidering the Collection of the Qing Imperial Household

Nicole T. C. Chiang

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9789888528059
eISBN:
9789882204515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528059.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book reconsiders what actually constitutes the collection of the Qing imperial household during the Qianlong reign, which leads to the re-evaluation of the collection’s historiography, ... More


Creating the Collection as an Institutional Activity

Nicole T. C. Chiang

in Emperor Qianlong's Hidden Treasures: Reconsidering the Collection of the Qing Imperial Household

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9789888528059
eISBN:
9789882204515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528059.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

The chapter focuses on the institutional and processual aspects of the collection and highlights practices associated with this particular collection such as assessing, identifying, inscribing, ... More


The End of a Dream (1924–1926)

Shiona Airlie

in Scottish Mandarin: The Life and Times of Sir Reginald Johnston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139569
eISBN:
9789888180134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139569.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

Johnston and Puyi supported a Chinese minister Zheng Xiaoxu to control the inefficiency and corruption of the Imperial Household Department. Johnston infuriated the department and was accused of ... More


Mandarin of the First Rank (1920–1923)

Shiona Airlie

in Scottish Mandarin: The Life and Times of Sir Reginald Johnston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139569
eISBN:
9789888180134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139569.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Johnston was very satisfied with the remuneration offered by the court, especially when compared with what he previous was offered by the Colonial Office. Also, Johnston gained respect from the ... More


“To Guard against Their Subtle Encroachments”: The Kangxi Emperor’s Regulation of Rank-and-File Eunuchs

Norman A. Kutcher

in Eunuch and Emperor in the Great Age of Qing Rule

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520297524
eISBN:
9780520969841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297524.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the Kangxi emperor’s regulation of rank-and-file eunuchs. His greatest worry, where eunuchs were concerned, was the many of them working in his palace whom he did not know ... More


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