Xijin Studio

Xijin Studio



Xijin Studio, the original name of which is “Qingyi Hall” or which is known as Nanmu Wood House, is 7-bay long and has both front and back corridors as well as a five-bay long house at the back.


It is said that the name “Qingyi Hall” originated from the plaque “Qing Yi Liang Fu” bestowed by Emperor Qianlong. As for the origin of the name “Xijin Studio”, there’re two views: it was renamed after Prince Kung got “Ping Fu Tie” by Lu Ji, a calligrapher of the Jin Dynasty; or it was renamed by Prince Kung Junior Puwei.


The north, east and west parts of the main hall are two-storey buildings with well-decorated Nanmu Wood partitions both upstairs and downstairs. This form of partition was modeled on Ningshou Palace (the Palace of Peace and Longevity) in the Forbidden City by Hu Shitu, a servant of Heshen, under his master’s order. This obvious arrogation ended as one of the twenty serious crimes that resulted in Heshen’s death.


Side rooms were built on the east and west sides of the Studio as aisles to the Back Screen Buildings.



Xijin Studio

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