Detail of a carved column at Shenyang Palace, former capital of China during the Manchu-ruled Qing dynasty.

The Shenyang Imperial Palace, located in the capital city of Liaoning Province, was the imperial residence of the Later-Jin kingdom (1616–1644) prior to their founding of the Qing dynasty (1644–1912). Serving as an administrative center for the Manchus, the royal complex’s architecture represents not only the material culture and artistic aspects of its time,

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:50-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Governance|Comments Off on Shenyang Imperial Palace (Shěnyáng Gùgōng 沈阳故宫)|Shěnyáng Gùgōng 沈阳故宫 (Shenyang Imperial Palace)

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