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A Comparison Between the Orient and the West From architectures of the Forbidden City A Comparison Between the Orient and the West From architectures of the Forbidden City and Washington, D. C.

Forbidden City • Beijing, China • Built from 1406 to 1420 • 980 surviving Forbidden City • Beijing, China • Built from 1406 to 1420 • 980 surviving buildings • World's largest surviving palace complex • World Heritage Site 1987, UNSCO • Now the China Palace Museum

Appendix Taipei National Palace Museum • So-called Taipei Forbidden City • One of the Appendix Taipei National Palace Museum • So-called Taipei Forbidden City • One of the largest collection of China artifacts and artworks • Built after the Chinese Civil War (19271940)

Washington, D. C. • Founded on July 16, 1790 • Named after G. Washington Washington, D. C. • Founded on July 16, 1790 • Named after G. Washington • Planner: Pierre Charles L’Enfant Andrew Ellicott …

Shape Traditional Household in China • The Courtyard House ( Si He Yuan) --- Shape Traditional Household in China • The Courtyard House ( Si He Yuan) --- Origin of the Forbidden City • Square • Cardinal Direction • Meridian

Shape The Forbidden City • Square shaped • Wall • Meridian twenty-six feet high Shape The Forbidden City • Square shaped • Wall • Meridian twenty-six feet high wall

Shape Washington, D. C. • Diamond Shape • Compass Skeleton • Relationship with the Shape Washington, D. C. • Diamond Shape • Compass Skeleton • Relationship with the land

Location Unbearable Living Condition Beijing Sandstorms & lack of water “the Beijing apocalypse” Location Unbearable Living Condition Beijing Sandstorms & lack of water “the Beijing apocalypse”

Location Unbearable Living Condition Low-lying area, fog concentrate • Old Naval Observatory • U. Location Unbearable Living Condition Low-lying area, fog concentrate • Old Naval Observatory • U. S. Department of State • George Washington Univ. …

Location Luck: Feng Shui Benefit Route of Dragon: Kun Lun Mountain Range Kun Lun, Location Luck: Feng Shui Benefit Route of Dragon: Kun Lun Mountain Range Kun Lun, 1864 - mile long, 19685 - feet high

Location Luck: Feng Shui Benefit NW of Beijing Location Luck: Feng Shui Benefit NW of Beijing

Location Luck: resemblance to the Rome • Jenkins Hill --- Capitol Hill • Goose Location Luck: resemblance to the Rome • Jenkins Hill --- Capitol Hill • Goose Creek --- Tiber Outlet • Capitoline Hill --- Capitol • Palatine Hill --- Palace (the White House) • Forum --- National Mall

Location Politics: Control over the North Greater control over the North Location Politics: Control over the North Greater control over the North

Location Politics Centrality: from St Croix to St Marys Location Politics Centrality: from St Croix to St Marys

Location Politics Access to the West Location Politics Access to the West

The Use of Astrology Forbidden City Chinese Name: Zi (the North Star) Jin (forbidden) The Use of Astrology Forbidden City Chinese Name: Zi (the North Star) Jin (forbidden) Cheng (city)

The Use of Astrology the Federal Triangle in Sky Federal Triangle, L’Enfant’s Plan The Use of Astrology the Federal Triangle in Sky Federal Triangle, L’Enfant’s Plan

Meridian In the Forbidden City Meridian in Forbidden City Meridian In the Forbidden City Meridian in Forbidden City

Meridian In Washington, D. C. Second Meridian Meridian In Washington, D. C. Second Meridian