Allegorical Architecture by Xing Ruan

By Xing Ruan

Allegorical structure ДОМ и СЕМЬЯ,НАУКА и УЧЕБА, ПРОФЕССИИ И РЕМЕСЛА Название: Allegorical structure. residing fantasy and Architectonics in Southern China Автор: Xing Ruan Издательство: college of Hawaii Press Год: 2007 Страниц: 219 ISBN: 0824821513 Формат: pdf Размер: eleven МбThis could seem a really expert research of a minority staff in Southeast China--whose partly transcribed language he learnt whereas learning their buildings--yet Xing Ruan has used this terrific miniature to light up the complicated relation among many different societies, their lifestyle, their rituals and ceremonies, and their structures. however the e-book is way extra. Xing Ruan extrapolates from his miniature a well timed and intensely very important reminder of the way development and behaviour interweave and the way crucial a few knowing of that complicated and very important relation needs to be for the way forward for the equipped environment.Скачать.comuploading.com eighty five

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This route suggests a south to north (or perhaps a coast to inland) migration. Source: Drawn by Xing Ruan. they stopped to have lunch together, and the Miao kindly suggested that they swap boats with the Dong, allowing the Dong to go ahead and leave straw signs for the Miao to follow. Unfortunately, the straw signs at a river junction were moved to the other side of the riverbank by some wild pigs. Wind blew the straw signs to the mountain slope. The Miao, thinking that the Dong had gone into the mountains, landed and tried to follow them.

Source: Photograph by Xing Ruan, 1993. 15). A shrine is sometimes constructed on the wall opposite the front gate of the tower. In addition to serving as a public meetinghouse, dispute tribunal, and symbol of a clan’s surname, almost all aspects of Dong social life and cultural practice are centered in and around the drum tower. It is not only a place where villagers congregate for festivals and rituals and special meetings but also where Dong people often gather in the evenings to listen to the elders’ stories of their past and to practice their folk songs.

Sax A ltar The Sax altar is not always a visible formal structure in a Dong settlement. 8 It is a public place for only the Dong themselves, rather than for outsiders. It is also a place for special occasions rather than for daily activities. Even the most elaborate and visible Sax altar is just a simple roofed shelter. 6). A village may have more than one Sax temple. Seemingly they are randomly scattered within the settlement and often merge into the housing blocks without attracting visitors’ attention; only locals know where they are.

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