Vanishing Tradition: Architecture and Carpentry of the Dong Minority in China
Offers an exploration of the wooden architectural tradition of the Dong minority peoples of the mountainous regions of SW China - one that has been highly influential on mainstream Chinese architectural tradition. This work discusses the historic development of Dong architectural techniques as affected by the social and physical environment. This is an exploration of the unique wooden architectural tradition of the Dong minority peoples of the mountainous regions of SW China - one that has been highly influential on mainstream Chinese architectural tradition, and
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Agriculture and forestry
The significance of wood in Chinese culture
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