Forbidden City

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Forbidden City:

see BeijingBeijing
or Peking
, city and independent municipality (2010 pop. 19,612,368), capital of the People's Republic of China. It is in central Hebei prov., but constitutes an independent unit (6,564 sq mi/17,000 sq km) administered directly by the national government.
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 and Chinese architectureChinese architecture,
the buildings and other structures created in China from prehistoric times to the present day. Early Architecture

As a result of wars and invasions, there are few existing buildings in China predating the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).
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Forbidden City

1. Lhasa, Tibet: once famed for its inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
2. a walled section of Beijing, China, enclosing the Imperial Palace and associated buildings of the former Chinese Empire
References in periodicals archive ?
Jiang Zhaoshen, "Shanzhe jique zaochun yu wen hui: Tan gugong sanzhang songhua" Gugong jikan 11.
Fu Shen, Yuandai huangshi shuhua shoucang shilue (Taipei: Gugong bowuyuan, 1981), 93-99.
and "Tianxia diyi Su Dongpo hanshi tie" Gugong wenwu yuekan 2.
This impressively and exquisitely produced book is a catalogue of an exhibit of Tibetan relics, works of art, and exemplary specimens of native crafts, held in the Fall of 1992 at the Qianqinggong of the Gugong, Forbidden City, in Beijing.