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China’s Old Dwellings

A comprehensive critical examination of China’s folk architectural forms.

Together with its companion volume, China’s Living Houses: Folk Beliefs, Symbols, and Household Ornamentation, it provides a study of the environmental, historical and social factors that influence housing forms for nearly a quarter of the world’s population. Both books draw on the author’s 30 years of fieldwork and travel in China, as well as on published and unpublished material in many languages.

topics: China’s Old Dwellings,Ronald G. Knapp,chinese architecture

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