A soft cover book written by Nancy Beliner and published in 2010 by the Yale University Press in association with the Peabody Essex Museum. "For centuries, China's Forbidden City has captured the world's imagination. With parts open to the public since 1925, nearly 8 million tourists flock there annually. Yet the elegant, intimate Qianlong Garden--itself a 'mini-Forbidden City' inside the Forbidden City--has remained sequestered from view. Dating from the 18th century, the Qianlong Garden was built as a retirement retreat for its namesake emperor, a visionary patron of the arts who designed his garden to reflect a perfect union..." Condition - like new.