China Pictorial (English)
Exhibition of Cultural Relics Related to Emperor Yongzheng
May 16 – August 16, 2019 Fengxian Museum, Shanghai
This exhibition involves more than 120 cultural relics held by the Palace Museum in Beijing related to Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty (16441911). The exhibits testify to the personal life and political achievements of the emperor and include seals, clothes, weapons and glasses as well as porcelain, enamel, jade, ink stones, incense burners and other daily utensils.
The exhibition also shines light on the Grand Council, an important policy-making body of the Qing Dynasty established by Emperor Yongzheng in 1729. The establishment of the Grand Council pushed monarchical power to unprecedented heights. Also on display are bed tables, candle stands and other objects used by Emperor Yongzheng and his chancellors.