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Author Knapp, Ronald G., 1940-

Title China's living houses : folk beliefs, symbols, and household ornamentation / Ronald G. Knapp.

Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, c1999.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    392.36 KNA    Available
Description 185 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-181) and index.
Contents Dwellings as social templates -- Fengshui: siting and mystical ecology -- House construction: craft and ritual -- Building sorcery and defensive measures -- Summoning good fortune -- Fu (good fortune) and its components -- Narrative tales -- Resilience.
Subject Dwellings -- China.
Dwellings -- Symbolic aspects -- China.
Feng shui -- China.
House furnishings -- China.
China -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 0824819985 (cloth : alk. paper)
0824820797 (pbk. : alk. paper) : $34.95

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