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China’s Living Houses: Folk Beliefs, Symbols, and Household Ornamentation

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By Ronald G. Knapp

HONOLULU: UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PRESS, 1999

185 PAGES, 249 ILLUSTRATIONS

Reviewed by Ann W. Norton

With increased interest in China’s culture, philosophies, history and politics over the last few decades, much has been written, both in scholarly and popular works. Ronald G. Knapp has now provided a thorough and highly readable book on a lesser-known part of Chinese life and traditions—its domestic architecture.

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