SITE CREDITS

Recording the Grandeur of the Qing: The Southern Inspection Tour Scrolls of the Kangxi and Qianlong Emperors
is a collaborative project of
The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
the Asia for Educators Program at Columbia University,
and the Visual Media Center at Columbia University,
made possible in part by major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Consultants

Maxwell K. Hearn
Douglas Dillon Curator of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Madeleine Zelin
Professor of History, Columbia University

Project Directors

Robert Carlucci
Director, Visual Media Center, Columbia University

Roberta Martin
Director, Asia for Educators Program, Columbia University

Maxwell K. Hearn
Douglas Dillon Curator of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Design

2018 version: Heidi Neilson, SQUAREWATER

2005 version: Yung-Yi Juliet Chou, Manager for Educational Technology, Visual Media Center, Columbia University

Producer

2018 version: Heidi Neilson, SQUAREWATER

2005 version: Yung-Yi Juliet Chou, Manager for Educational Technology, Visual Media Center, Columbia University

Editors

Roberta Martin, Asia for Educators Program, Columbia University

Sara Leeun Huong, Asia for Educators Program, Columbia University

Translators

All translations by Maxwell K. Hearn, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, except below:
Interactive: Urban Life in Suzhou
Huan Tian, Doctoral Candidate, Columbia University
Yung-Yi Juliet Chou, Visual Media Center, Columbia University
Maxwell K. Hearn, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Preface to The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Four: The Confluence of the Huai and Yellow Rivers Translation after Ju-hsi Chou and Claudia Brown in The Elegant Brush: Chinese Painting Under the Qianlong Emperor, 1735-1795, Phoenix: The Phoenix Art Museum, 1985.

Preface to The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Six: Entering Suzhou along the Grand Canal Zhixin Sun, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Additional Consultant

Myron L. Cohen, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

Coordinator

Madge Huntington, Asia for Educators Program, Columbia University

Production Assistant

Stella Mi Li, Asia for Educators Program, Columbia University

IMAGE CREDITS

The Inspection Tour Scrolls

The Kangxi Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Three: Ji'nan to Mount Tai
Datable to 1691-98
Wang Hui (1632-1717, and assistants)
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
26 11/16 x 548 1/2 in. (67.8 x 1393.8 cm)
Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1979 (1979.5)
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Kangxi Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Four: The Confluence of the Huai and Yellow Rivers
Datable to 1691-98
Wang Hui (1632-1717, and assistants)
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
26 11/16 x 864 1/2 in. (67.8 x 2195 cm.)
© Musée Guimet, Paris

The Kangxi Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Seven: Wuxi to Suzhou
Datable to 1691-98
Wang Hui (1632-1717, and assistants)
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
26 11/16 x 864 1/2 in. (67.8 x 2195 cm.)
The Mactaggart Art Collection, University of Alberta, Edmonton
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Four: The Confluence of the Huai and Yellow Rivers
Dated 1770
Xu Yang (active ca. 1750-after 1776)
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
27 1/8 x 431 1/4 in. (68.8 x 1096.17 cm)
Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1984 (1984.16)
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Six: Entering Suzhou along the Grand Canal
Dated 1770
Xu Yang (active ca. 1750-after 1776)
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
27 1/8 x 784 1/2 in. (68.8 x 1994 cm)
Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1988 (1988.350)
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Kangxi and Qianlong Emperors

Portrait of the Kangxi Emperor as a Young Man
Anonymous, Qing dynasty
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
20 x 12 1/2 in. (50.5 x 31.9 cm)
© The Palace Museum, Beijing

Portrait of the Kangxi Emperor in His Library
Anonymous, Qing dynasty
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
54 3/8 x 42 in. (138 x 106.5 cm)
© The Palace Museum, Beijing

Inauguration Portraits of Qianlong, the Empress, and the Eleven Imperial Consorts
1736, Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining), (Italian, 1688-1766)
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
20 7/8 x 271 in. (52.9 x 688.3 cm)
John L. Severance Fund, 1969.31
© The Cleveland Museum of Art

Portrait of the Qianlong Emperor
Anonymous, Qing dynasty
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
© National Palace Museum, Taipei

Portrait of the Qianlong Emperor as the Bodhisattva Manjusri
Qing Imperial Workshop, with face by Giuseppe Castiglione
(Lang Shining), (Italian, 1688-1766)
Thangka; ink and color on silk
46.1 x 27 in.; image: 44.3 x 25.1 in. (118.2 x 69.3 cm; image: 113.6 x 64.3 cm)
Purchase, anonymous donor and museum funds, F2000.4
© Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

The Grandeur of the Qing State

Posting of the Examination Results
Datable to 1540
Attributed to Qiu Ying (1494?- ca. 1552)
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
© National Palace Museum, Taipei

The Grandeur of Art during the Qing

Elegant Gathering in the Apricot Garden
Ming dynasty, ca. 1437
After Xie Huan (ca. 1370-ca. 1450)
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
14 3/8 x 94 3/4 in. (36.7 x 240.7 cm)
Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1989 (1989.141.3)
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains
(Ziming version)
Copy after Huang Gongwang (1269-1354)
Handscroll; ink on paper
13 x 232 in. (33 x 589.2 cm)
© National Palace Museum, Taipei

Draft Version of One Hundred Horses
Datable to 1728
Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining), (Italian, 1688-1766)
Handscroll; ink on paper
37 x 310 3/4 in. (94 x 789.3 cm)
Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, in honor of Douglas Dillon, 1991 (1991.134)
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art

One Hundred Horses
Dated 1728
Giuseppe Castiglione (Lang Shining), (Italian, 1688-1766)
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
37 1/4 x 305 5/8 in. (94.5 x 776.2 cm)
© National Palace Museum, Taipei

Ewer
ca. 1715-25
Chinese (European market)
Hard-paste porcelain
H. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Gift of Erving Wolf, 1983 (1983.489)
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art