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Thresholds and Stages: Beijing's Central Political Space

Allen, Bradley
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Allen, Bradley
Advisor
Li, Shiqiao
Nelson, Louis
Wilson, Richard
Abstract
Beijing’s central political space has undergone a profound shift from its imperial origins to its twentieth-century form; Beijing’s central political space changed from a set of enclosed spaces orchestrating ritual processions and thresholds into one of a central square based on spatial models from elsewhere. This shift was one of the most fundamental transformations in the history of Chinese cities, one that both maintains some degree of the nature of political power in China, and repositions it radically. The process of this change gives us a fascinating case study of the intertwined materiality of architecture and politics.
Language
English
Date Received
20140508
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Architectural History, MARH (Master of Architectural History), 2014
Published Date
2014-05-07
Degree
MARH (Master of Architectural History)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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