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Allegorical structure ДОМ и СЕМЬЯ,НАУКА и УЧЕБА, ПРОФЕССИИ И РЕМЕСЛА Название: Allegorical structure. dwelling fable and Architectonics in Southern China Автор: Xing Ruan Издательство: collage of Hawaii Press Год: 2007 Страниц: 219 ISBN: 0824821513 Формат: pdf Размер: eleven МбThis could seem a really expert examine of a minority workforce in Southeast China--whose partly transcribed language he learnt whereas learning their buildings--yet Xing Ruan has used this very good miniature to light up the complicated relation among many different societies, their way of life, their rituals and ceremonies, and their constructions. however the ebook is way extra. Xing Ruan extrapolates from his miniature a well timed and extremely very important reminder of ways construction and behaviour interweave and the way crucial a few figuring out of that advanced and very important relation needs to be for the way forward for the outfitted environment.Скачать eighty five

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4 A Qing-dynasty (1636–1911) publication, “The Book of Wu ­Family Genealogy,” unearthed in Enshi, Hubei province, was written in the Dong language with Chinese characters. The book mentions the migration and indicates the Dong homeland as Liuzhou in Guangxi province. It also describes the landscape at the time when their ancestors first arrived. 4 Sax is the Dong goddess enshrined in the southern area. Both “The Song of Sax” and the chants to found a Sax altar tell the story of Sax migrating with Dong ancestors from the Wuzhou area to a place called Daeml Heic Maix Mags, near Longer and Liping.

Source: Photograph by Xing Ruan, 1993. 5 The plan of Zhaoxin village in the Liping region, Guizhou province, showing the village built on flat land. The drawing also indicates that there are five drum towers and a number of wind-and-rain bridges scattered within the settlement. Source: Drawn by Xing Ruan. indd 44 10/2/06 12:54:19 PM Settlement Pattern A sketchy picture of Dong architectonics and settlement has been painted in Chapter 1 with a focus on the cultural activities that are staged by the built world.

7 For the Dong, the significance of such meanings does not take the form of a text; rather, it is always materialized as architectonic elements. Drum towers and stone tablets are examples of this point. In Dong society, a punishment for someone who breaks customary law is to exclude this person from access to the drum tower. A diVerent social organization, called the kuanx, tied the zhai to a ­village and linked villages to a larger Dong region. The kuanx was in fact a military alliance. Ten to twenty zhai and villages made up a small kuanx, and several small kuanx formed a big kuanx.

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