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

Nicole T. C. Chiang


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, implications, significance and function. It questions the common presumption that there was a single and readily definable assemblage, which includes every physical object that had once been kept in the imperial palaces. This study also challenges the pervasive notion that collecting at the Qianlong court was highly individual and that the supposed collection reflected the emperor’s personal preferences and ... More

Keywords: Qianlong, Collection, Imperial Household, Qing, Concealment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9789888528059
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888528059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole T. C. Chiang, author