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The quietness of the Forbidden City
The gates are usually painted vermilion and have large copper door rings. Usually a whole family lives in ...
During the Qing dynasty (and even earlier), hutong were the grand homes of high government officials and ...
In the Ming Dynasty (early 15th century) the center was the Forbidden City, surrounded in concentric ...
according to my chinese guide this home entrance used to be a sign of a high military rank in the chinese ...