The Grandeur of the Qing | Asia for Educators

II. Lesson Plans

How to Read a Chinese Hand Scroll:
the Kangxi Emperor’s Southern Inspection Tour

Christine Naitove, The Chapin School, New York, New York

Student Exercise


Students will need internet access to visit They should read all the introductory material, as well as the following sub-sections:

  • "The Qing Emperors" – section on the Kangxi Emperor;
  • "The Qing State" – section on the Emperor and the Mandate of Heaven;
  • "Qing Art" – from the start through the section on Representing Space and the External World;
  • "Southern Inspection Tours" – in its entirety.