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Notes on the Geography of China: The Grand Axis of Imperial Beijing: Photo 28

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Here's the answer, or at least part of it: Prospect Hill (Jingshan). That's the Qing name, introduced after Chongzhen, the last Ming emperor, spoiled the existing name, Longevity Mountain (Wansuishan), by choosing the site to hang himself. On its top is the Pavilion of Eternal Spring, still on the same great axis. A bronze Buddha in the pavilion disappeared in 1900, when French troops occupied the hill.

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