Tradition Mission

Emperor's private collection opens in New York

Updated: 2011-02-21 09:26

By Feng Xin (

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Currently showing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City showcases about 90 works of art created for the emperor Qianlong (1736-95), a man whose desire to unify "all under heaven" is clearly noted in the extravagance of this loan exhibition organized by the Peabody Essex Museum.

Reporter: Kelly Chung Dawson

Video: Zhang Yunbi

See related story: Emperor's private collection gets public viewing at Met in New York



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