Xianfugong (Palace of Universal Happiness) is one of west six palaces in living zone of Forbidden City. It was established in 1420, and originally named Shouangong, in 1535, named Xianfugong (Palace of Universal Happiness) finally. In 1683 it was rebuilt and in 1897 it was partially rebuilt.

The hall of backyard is called Tongdaotang (同道堂, Same-Way Hall). The east room in the hall had a plaque written three characters ”琴德簃”(Qingdeyi, Room of Music Morality). This room used to be the storeroom of guqin(古琴,literally, ancient stringed instrument, is the modern name for a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family. It has been played since ancient times, and has traditionally been favored by scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement, as highlighted by the quote "a gentleman does not part with his qin or se without good reason," as well as being associated with the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius. It is sometimes referred to by the Chinese as "the father of Chinese music" or "the instrument of the sages"); the west room was a Chinese painting storeroom named Huachanshi (画禅室, Literally, Painting-Zen Room). In the room, a rare painting named Xuxitu (雪溪图, Snow-Stream Picture) created by Wang Wei (王维, sometimes titled the Poet Buddha, was a Tang Dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter and statesman) was well preserved. It is the living residence with well decoration and artistic environment.

Xianfugong (Palace of Universal Happiness) was the residence of the concubines. Its front-hall was the place for ceremony and rite and the back hall was the sleeping hall. During the reign of Emperor Qianlong, it accidentally served as the living place of Emperor. In 1799, Emperor Qianlong died and Emperor Jiaqing stayed in Xianfugong(Palace of Universal Happiness) for mourning until October. Afterwards it was always the living residence of concubines.

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