New PDF release: Allegorical Architecture: Living Myth and Architectonics in

By Xing Ruan

ISBN-10: 0824821513

ISBN-13: 9780824821517

Deals an architectural research of outfitted varieties and development varieties of the minority teams in southern China and of the Dong nationality specifically.

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Bargains an architectural research of equipped kinds and development sorts of the minority teams in southern China and of the Dong nationality specifically.

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Source: Photograph by Xing Ruan, 1993. 8). Guansheng, or Guandi,8 is another popular Han god in the Dong area. For the Han, he was venerated as a god of war and also as a god of justice and righteousness: ­parties to a dispute take their case to his temple to be settled. For the Dong, Guandi is interpreted as an omnipotent god who can solve all practical problems. Unlike the Han, the Dong do not have temples dedicated to Guandi; he does, however, have a special place since he is usually housed in wind-and-rain bridges.

With a growing population and increasing migration over time, diVerent surnames began to mix with each other, even within one zhai. It was necessary for a rite to be performed in order for outsiders to be adopted under the zhai ’s original big surname in such a way that they could still keep their original family surnames. The zhai ’s collective activities, however, continued to be conducted under the zhai ’s big surname, which was the original clan’s surname. Often several zhai were interconnected, usually inhabiting a mountain river valley, to make a ­village.

Together they started their migration journey on an auspicious day. The Miao’s nanmu boat went faster than the Dong’s maple boat. 2 Wuzhou is in the south of Guangxi province. 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.

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