Forbidden City Story Project – Medieval China

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A man writing (Ming Dynasty China)

A man writing (Ming Dynasty China)

Read Quatr.us Study Guide’s article about the Ming Dynasty Forbidden City very carefully. Then write a story that takes place in the Forbidden City.

In your story, have the people move around in realistic ways from room to room and from building to building. Is your story a mystery? Is it about children playing in the palace? Maybe someone new to the court has arrived? If you need more information, there’s a complete plan of the Forbidden City here:

More about the Forbidden City
Plan of the Forbidden City

Another project: visit a Chinese garden

Bibliography and further reading about the Forbidden City:

Ming Dynasty Art
Ming Dynasty Architecture
More about Chinese Architecture
Ancient China
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By | 2018-04-17T22:38:49+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Architecture, China|0 Comments
Cite this page: Carr, K.E. Forbidden City Story Project – Medieval China. Quatr.us Study Guides, June 5, 2017. Web. May 22, 2018.

About the Author:

Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.

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