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By Gaohua Chen

The first ebook of its sort delivering accomplished examine on China's old capital, Dadu (Khanbaliq)

The Yuan Dynasty used to be various from different dynasties within the historical past of China, and so used to be its capital, Dadu, the town that laid the root for what could develop into modern day Beijing.

because the first ebook of its sort, The Capital of the Yuan Dynasty offers the capital's historical past utilizing a thematic process. ranging from Beijing within the pre-Yuan Dynasty interval, and the construction of Dadu as a brand new urban, the writer introduces the format of town and imperial palaces, after which makes a speciality of Dadu intimately from political, financial, and cultural angles.

The Capital of the Yuan Dynasty references over a hundred chinese language classics of the Yuan and succeeding dynasties, together with Yuanshi (History of Yuan), Xijinzhi jiyi (Compilation of the Scattered Writings of the "Gazetteer of Xijin"), and Tongzhi tiaoge (Legislative Articles from the excellent laws ).

Insights from modern prose, poetry and references from Goryeo Korea (Nog ltae and Pak T'ongsa) supplement the textual content.

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The Capital of the Yuan Dynasty

The 1st book of its type providing entire learn on China's historical capital, Dadu (Khanbaliq) The Yuan Dynasty used to be assorted from different dynasties within the background of China, and so was once its capital, Dadu, the town that laid the basis for what might develop into modern day Beijing. because the first ebook of its variety, The Capital of the Yuan Dynasty provides the capital's historical past utilizing a thematic technique.

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Eventually, sedimentation coupled with high velocity led to overflowing and floods. ” Outside the Tongxuan Gate of the old city, “yellow waves from Jinkou entered the houses. Newly built bridges and corridors and the five, six old bridges at the gates were destroyed in an instance, like the smashing of rotten wood and drifting of dried branches. ”62 The overflow quickly rushed towards the foot of the city. Therefore, there were suggestions to “block Jinkou for convenience,”63 which was not immediately adopted.

Close as it was to the city center, this central terrace was found out to be actually slightly closer to the eastern wall than the western wall, although its distances from the northern and southern walls were equal. 57 The Center Pavilion was located north of the Drum Tower of today’s Beijing. 59 The clepsydra was a timepiece, whereas the drums and horns 47 THE CAPITAL OF THE YUAN DYNASTY were used to announce the time.

However, the effect turned out to be temporal as the accumulation of sediments was not entirely resolved; the Hun River at the upper stream became very muddy. Eventually, sedimentation coupled with high velocity led to overflowing and floods. ” Outside the Tongxuan Gate of the old city, “yellow waves from Jinkou entered the houses. Newly built bridges and corridors and the five, six old bridges at the gates were destroyed in an instance, like the smashing of rotten wood and drifting of dried branches.

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