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China's Living Houses: Folk Beliefs, Symbols, and Household Ornamentation

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It has been said that for the Chinese "a house is a living symbol" one endowed with meaning and the result of conscious action. This well-written and copiously illustrated book reveals dwellings as the dynamic entities that express the vitality of Chinese families as each journeys through life. As Ronald G. Knapp has shown in earlier studies of Chinese vernacular architecture, the spaces and structures that comprise dwellings throughout China are replete with striking meanings, echoing the most fundamental aspects of ...

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China's Living Houses: Folk Beliefs, Symbols, and Household Ornamentation
1999, University of Hawaii Press

ISBN-13: 9780824819989

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