Learn All About the Forbidden City with This Illustrated Book

By That's, August 13, 2019

0 0

What was life really like behind the walls of the Forbidden City? How did those of the imperial court fare under the relentless rule of emperors? What did it look like for the birds and insects who could freely enter the palace doors?

Wu Yang invites us all to explore the largest palace on earth in his illustrated book, My Tour of the Forbidden City. At times reimagining himself as an ant, Yang takes us through all four corners of the palace.

Learn All About the Forbidden City with This Illustrated Book

Catch a glimpse into the mystical palace and mysterious imperial grounds that the ordinary eye could not look into for centuries. With pages of intricate drawings and easy-to-read sentences, you won’t be able to stop flipping through as Yang covers the palace from gate to gate and garden to garden.

His illustrations give us an unobscured look behind the palace gates, from the culture embedded in its architectural intricacies to its living historical treasures. 

Learn All About the Forbidden City with This Illustrated Book

He recreates scenes of imperial power and fear, with short accounts of what life was like for eunuchs and prisoners alike. He also poses anachronistic “What if?” scenarios: how would life be different if emperors had TV sets, for example?

This book is a creative and fun way for kids and adults alike to explore history and culture with imagination. It not only depicts the Forbidden City in all its glory, but reveals the secrets of what was once the heart of imperial power for 500 years of Chinese history.

Chill Out with a Good Book This Summer

Click here to see more books from China Intercontinental Press.


About thMart

thMart is a new one-stop online shopping site that lets customers buy a range of products seamlessly, from anywhere, on the go, with shipping available across China. Compatible on both desktop and mobile, customers can login through WeChat, with their mobile number or by registering directly on the platform. For business opportunities, please email us at thmart@urbanatomy.com.

Click here to browse through thMart's catalogue of products. Extract the QR code below to follow thMart on WeChat:

thMart on WeChat


All images via thMart

more news

Share with a Friend and Save Big on thMart!

You and your friends can save big with these cool new deals!

Win a Lucky Bag from thMart This CNY!

Your Spring Festival surprise gift awaits...

5 Kickass Online Shopping Deals Available Right Now

Excellent deals on this week's hottest items!

5 Awesome Shopping Deals You Can't Miss This Week

Excellent deals on the season's hottest items!

Save ¥30 on These Items With thMart's Thanksgiving Coupons!

Don't miss these deals on some of the season's hottest items!

Get ¥100 Off These Awesome thMart Products for Thanksgiving!

Here are thMart's hottest products this week.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsTianjin for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Tianjin With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Tianjin!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.