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Chinese Vernacular Dwellings

3rd Edition

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Part of Introductions to Chinese Culture

  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521186674

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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.

    • An accessible introduction to the history and diversity of traditional Chinese homes
    • Written by a Chinese expert whose work is not widely available outside of China
    • Full colour illustrations support the discussion throughout
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521186674
    • length: 166 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 156 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • contains: 150 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Deqi Shan
    Shan Deqi is a graduate of the Civil Engineering and Architecture Department of Tsinghua University. Formerly Director of the architectural design section of the Architecture Department of Tsinghua University, he is currently Professor in the School of Architecture. He has published a number of monographs on the subject of traditional Chinese vernacular dwellings.

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