Chinese Architecture

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Yale University Press, 2002 - Architecture - 366 pages
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"Drawing on recent discoveries and current scholarly work inside China, this handsome volume recounts the story of China's architectural achievements and the historical, political, cultural, and social factors that shaped them. Each chapter includes sections on cities, palaces, religious architecture, tombs, and gardens as well as discussions of bridges, walls, fortifications, academics, and architectural writings.".
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHRONOLOGY
7
THE ORIGINS OF CHINESE ARCHITECTURE
26
THE QIN AND HAN DYNASTIES
33
B C E 220 C E HAN DYNASTY
55
28I 42O JIN DYNASTY
62
THE THREE KINGDOMS WESTERN AND EASTERN JIN
88
THE SUI TANG AND FIVE DYNASTIES
114
THE YUAN AND MING DYNASTIES lift
199
THE QING DYNASTY
261
960I279 kng dynasty
60
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Sun Dazhang is senior architect at the Institute of Architectural History and senior research fellow at the China Building Technology Development Center, both in Beijing.

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