The Qing Dynasty (AD 1616-1911) was the last ethnic minority regime in China. Architecture in this period was largely inherited from the Ming Dynasty tradition, but there were also developments and innovations.
The capital city of Beijing in Qing Dynasty basically maintained the original state of Ming Dynasty. There were 20 tall and magnificent gates in the city. The most magnificent one was the Zhengyang Gate in the inner city. Because of the imperial palace of Ming Dynasty, emperors in Qing dynasty built large scale royal gardens, which are the cream of Qing Dynasty architecture, including the beautiful Old Summer Palace and the Summer Palace.
In the case of Qing Dynasty building complex, the level of group layout and decoration design has reached maturity. Especially in landscape architecture, it has a very high level in combination with terrain or space to deal with, change the shape and so on.
During this period, there were still some innovations in architectural techniques, mainly in the introduction and use of glass and the progress of brick and stone buildings. During this period, China's residential buildings are rich and colorful, and there are many flexible and diversified free-style buildings.
The unique style of Tibetan Buddhist architecture flourished in this period. These Buddhist temples are of various shapes, breaking the traditional single stylized treatment of the original temple buildings and creating rich and colorful architectural forms, represented by a number of Tibetan Buddhist temples built in Yonghe Palace and Chengde, Beijing.
In the late Qing Dynasty, some Chinese and Western new architectural images appeared in China.
There are numerous examples of blindly copying famous foreign buildings in today's Chinese design. Recently, one of the world's top architects strongly protested against the unauthorized imitation of a building in China and said he would bring the book to justice.