Emperor Xizong Rachel McCain,Terrence Hensley Background Name: Emperor Xizong Family: Xizong father was Emperor Taichang Emperor . When his father died, Xizong was left to rule at age 15. Dates of Rule:1620-1627 Capital City, City of Residence: Beijing Country or Empire: Ming Dynasty,China Bio: Xizong was the son of a short lived emperor named Guangzong. He raised to the throne at age 15. He had no interest in being a ruler, and did not even focus on education. So, he gave power instead to his chief eunuch, Wei Zhongxian, and his wet nurse, Madam Ke. Because of this, chaos erupted throughout China. In the meantime, Xizong focused of carpentry. Key Events Though Xizong had a mostly uneventful reign, here are some key events that took place while he was in “power”: - The dutch invaded and occupied Taiwan, a Chinese protectorate. Machu tribes were successfully taking over the northeastern area of the Ming Dynasty. In the northern and southwestern provinces, rebellions were a very big problem,and caused chaos. Map of Ruling Area No land was conquered during this time period,in fact, their land was threatened to be overtaken. Portrait Art Information 1) - List 10 items of costume and accessories that you notice in the portrait. Flowers, Vases, Throne,Fancy Containers,Mural background,Side Tables/Stand,Intricate Carpet, a Royal gown,Royal Hat, & Shoes. 2) Identify and describe 3 examples of visual imagery the artist used in the painting to show that this ruler is a powerful figure . - Very detailed patterns,large throne,& a large bright robe/gown. Art Information List and describe 5 luxury items illustrated in the portrait that demonstrate advanced levels of trade and manufacture or arts in the country. - Gold;put throughout as to show wealth. - High detail patterns;advance art. - Vases;displays advance art. - Robe;Advance use of resources. -Tables;Seem advance for time period. - Art Information What visual ideas can you identify that all of the portraits share? - All the portraits feature detail, almost or completely full body portraits. All of them seem very colorful. All of them seem to display some sort of power.All of them are realistic. What differences can you identify among the portraits? - Everyone has a different style, everyone are in different positions, and all of them have different ways of displaying power. Cited Sources Map “China.” History of Boats, www.iro.umontreal.ca/~vaucher/Genealogy/Documents/Asia/ChinaOverview.html . All Fact-Based Information ( Slides 2-3) Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. “Tianqi.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 1 Mar. 2016, www.britannica.com/biography/Tianqi. Cited Sources Portrait (Slide 5) Damiani, Matteo. “18 Amazing Paintings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368–1912) – Faces of China.” China Underground, 22 Nov. 2018, china-underground.com/2017/10/14/painting-ming-qing-dynasties-1368-1912-fac es-china/.