Chinese Vernacular Dwellings by Deqi ShanChinese Vernacular Dwellings by Deqi Shan

Chinese Vernacular Dwellings

byDeqi Shan

Paperback | September 19, 2011

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China has one of the most ancient civilizations in the world, occupying a vast territorial expanse. This has led to great diversification in Chinese vernacular dwellings, rarely seen in the architecture of the world and reflecting a wide variety of different natural and cultural environments. In this illustrated introduction Shan Deqi explores a representative selection of traditional Chinese dwellings, considering their architecture, environmental setting and the lifestyles and customs of the people who inhabit these distinctive homes and have contributed to their development.
Title:Chinese Vernacular DwellingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 9.06 × 6.14 × 0.43 inPublished:September 19, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521186676

ISBN - 13:9780521186674

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Beijing quadrangle courtyards; 2. Huizhou dwellings; 3. Shaoxing riverside dwellings; 4. Minxi clay buildings; 5. Architectural novelty in the homeland of the overseas Chinese; 6. Ganlan wooden houses and storm-tossed bridge; 7. Ancient Lijiang streets; 8. Tibetan watchtowers; Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.