Folklore Studies of Traditional Chinese House-Building

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This book provides extensive information on craftsmen-built houses in China. Though some inroads have been made in studying this folk custom, this work represents the first comprehensive and systematic monograph.
The book examines the topic at the two main levels of “history” and “theory”. Combining historical textual research, contemporary textual research, and field study, the book presents systematic information on the folk custom of craftsmen-built houses in China. At the level of theoretical research, it puts forward some original opinions on the major theoretical issues, such as the folk custom of religious belief, the boundary between superstition and religion, and the relationship between oral literature and ritual.
The book provides a guide to help readers systematically understand the folk custom of craftsmen-built houses in China. Sharing valuable insights into Chinese architectural history, as well as religious studies, cultural anthropology, and folklore, it will appeal to researchers in the fields of folklore, cultural anthropology, and architecture and can also serve as a popular science book for understanding Chinese architectural culture.

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ISBN 9789811654794
Sprache Englisch
Ausgabe 1st ed. 2022
Erscheinungsdatum 27.11.2022
Umfang 200 Seiten
Genre Geschichte/Kulturgeschichte
Format Taschenbuch
Verlag Springer Singapore
Übersetzung Xiao Xiao, Eric Chiang