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Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China

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The Yongle Emperor (1403-1424) was considered the most powerful, effective, and extravagant ruler of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Major military campaigns and unprecedented maritime expeditions marked his reign. Yongle is also credited with moving the capital from the south to the northern capital of Beijing, establishing the Forbidden City. In Beijing, Yongle inherited the imperial workshops instituted by the Mongol rulers of the preceding Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). The superb sculptures, lacquers, metalwork, ceramics, ...

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0300107153

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9780300107159

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Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China
2005, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300107159

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Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China
2005, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781588391537

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