Chinese Architecture - Culture China Series

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This is a short and comprehensive introduction to Chinese architecture. Some of the topic covered are: Ancient Cities, The Supreme Imperial Power, The Palaces of Gods, Appreciation of Chinese Gardens, Vernacular Dwellings, Architectural Ornamentation, and Western Influences on Chinese Architecture. Many pictures and photos included.



Table of Contents
Ancient Cities
Capital Cities
 Provincial Cities
 Military Defense
The Supreme Imperial Power
 Imperial Palaces
 Temples and Altars
 Imperial Mausoleums
The Palaces of Gods
 Confucian Architecture
 Buddhist Architecture
 Taoist Architecture
 Islamic Architecture
 Christian Architecture
Appreciation of Chinese Gardens
 Imperial Gardens
 Private Gardens
Vernacular Dwellings
Architectural Ornamentation
Western Influences on Chinese Architecture
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