Hall of Jade Ripples in Beijing Summer Palace China

Originally built with passageways in all directions in 1750 during Emperor Qianlong's reign, the hass was burned down by the Anglo-French Allied Forces in 1860. It was reconstructed in 1886 as the emperor's living quarters. Following the failure of the Reform Movement in 1898, Emperess Dowager Cixi ordered that the courtyard be blocked off and put the emperor under house arrest.
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