Chinese Houses Of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture Of Sojourners And Settlers by Ronald G. KnappChinese Houses Of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture Of Sojourners And Settlers by Ronald G. Knapp

Chinese Houses Of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture Of Sojourners And Settlers

byRonald G. KnappPhotographed byA. Chester OngForeword byWang Gungwu

Paperback | February 27, 2015

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.95

Earn 175 plum® points
HURRY, ONLY 1 LEFT!

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Over a period of several years, noted Chinese cultural historian Ronald G. Knapp traveled throughout Southeast Asia, searching out homes built by the first generations of successful Chinese settlers during the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. InChinese Houses of Southeast Asia, Knapp presents an eye-opening account of how Chinese migration into Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam spawned a unique hybrid architectural style that combined Chinese, European, and local influences.Many of these overseas Chinese heritage homes are disappearing, but Knapp-along with renowned photographer A. Chester Ong-visited a number of the shophouses, bungalows, villas, and mansions that remain.More than three dozen of these elegant residences form the core of this book, and through essays, historic photographs, paintings, and line drawings, Knapp draws an illuminating portrait of each residence along with background information about the families who built and lived in them. These profiles reveal the entrepreneurial spirit of the Chinese as well as their social and economic circumstances. A stunning marriage of scholarship and photography,Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia explores a little known branch of Chinese architecture and provides a new perspective on Chinese migration, settlement, and identity in Southeast Asia.

About The Author

Ronald G. Knapp has been carrying out research in China's countryside on cultural and historical geography since 1965. Currently SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York, New Paltz, he is the author or contributing editor of more than a dozen books, including the award-winningChinese Houses: The Archite...

Details & Specs

Title:Chinese Houses Of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture Of Sojourners And SettlersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.9 inPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Tuttle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0804844798

ISBN - 13:9780804844796

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Chinese Houses Of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture Of Sojourners And Settlers

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

The author has opened new doors to all of us who are fascinated with the plurality of Southeast Asia." -Wang Gungwu, historian"This beautifully composed and produced book results from the effective collaboration of an experienced scholar and a talented photographer." -CHOICE Magazine"This book is a compilation of photographs of Asian homes created with Eastern and Western influences from the last 200 years. The home featured here are owned by Chinese migrants who have adopted designs and practices they have seen in other places." -Travel Life Magazine"The specific results and surveys are delightful and make this architectural and historical piece of interest to far more than arts collections alone." -Midwest Book Review"