City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - In Xanadu 15
  • 2 - The Emperor of Perpetual Happiness 33
  • 3 - Madness in the Forbidden City 45
  • 4 - On the Wild Wall 61
  • 5 - The Ming Tombs 71
  • 6 - In the Garden of Perfect Brightness 80
  • 7 - The Broken Bowl Tea House 96
  • 8 - The Last Sanctuary of the Unknown and Marvellous 109
  • 9 - The Last Manchus 127
  • 10 - In Search of the Golden Flower 148
  • 11 - Mao and Beijing 162
  • 12 - History in Stone 183
  • 13 - The Strange Death of Lao She 196
  • 14 - The Red Maid’s Tale 219
  • 15 - The Last Playboy of Beijing 236
  • 16 - The Protectress of Flowers 255
  • 17 - Radiant City of the Future 276
  • 18 - Destroy! 301
  • 19 - The Eternal Present 314
  • Bibliography 327
  • Sources and Notes 334
  • Index 345
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