1420 From Nanjing to Beijing
January 17, 2020 – June 28, 2020 Time: 9:00—17:00 (closed on Mondays) Hall B, F1, Capital Museum
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Conclusion


Where can we find the former imperial vigor now?


"Imperial vigor" probably refers to the resource superiority possessed by an emperor or a capital city. In Chinese history, imperial vigor never belonged to a single person or a single place. Whoever fully utilized their resource superiority and complied with the general trends to carry out undertakings that benefited the nation and the people would gain the imperial vigor.


In 1420, the relocation of capital from Nanjing to Beijing not only changed the destiny of the two cities, but also had a great impact on the ruling strategy and the geography, culture and economy of a unified empire. From today's perspective, Emperor Yongle's relocation conformed to the historical trend of the gradual separation of the political and military center from the economic and cultural center of an autocratic dynasty. Besides, it made great contributions to the formation of the Chinese nation and its culture. Therefore, we may well say that it was Emperor Yongle's relocation of the capital that gave Beijing imperial vigor, and not the other way around.


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