By Xing Ruan
Allegorical structure ДОМ и СЕМЬЯ,НАУКА и УЧЕБА, ПРОФЕССИИ И РЕМЕСЛА Название: Allegorical structure. dwelling fantasy and Architectonics in Southern China Автор: Xing Ruan Издательство: collage of Hawaii Press Год: 2007 Страниц: 219 ISBN: 0824821513 Формат: pdf Размер: eleven МбThis could appear a really good examine of a minority team in Southeast China--whose partly transcribed language he learnt whereas learning their buildings--yet Xing Ruan has used this exceptional miniature to light up the complicated relation among many different societies, their way of life, their rituals and ceremonies, and their constructions. however the publication is far extra. Xing Ruan extrapolates from his miniature a well timed and intensely very important reminder of ways construction and behaviour interweave and the way crucial a few realizing of that complicated and very important relation has to be for the way forward for the outfitted environment.Скачать.comuploading.com eighty five
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In peacetime, the kuanx leg looked after the drum tower and supplied firewood for the fire pit in the tower. In an emergency, he climbed the tower to beat the drum, solicited villagers’ attention, fired iron cannons as a signal, and called people together; the kuanx leg also served as a messenger between the kuanx. Whether in peacetime or during war, the kuanx activities were staged through the drum tower and the kuanx ground. In the kuanx alliance, once a zhai or a village in the same kuanx received a piece of plank on which was tied a chicken feather, a piece of charcoal, and a chili, it was obliged to dispatch troops to join the battle and fire iron cannons to inform neighboring zhai.
The location and general morphology of a Dong settlement—and, more important, the disposition and composite order of these architectural elements—construct a legacy of the past for the Dong. This legacy is made tangible in the sense that it is experienced directly and given concrete meaning when the Dong make and inhabit their settlements. For the Dong, making and inhabiting their settlements are symbolic journeys that connect them experientially to their migration myth, to the goddess Sax, to kuanx defense, to their ancestor’s clan, to fengshui, to anthropomorphic and zoomorphic legends.
The distinction of the upper versus the lower reaches is how the Dong have henceforth been diVerentiated from the Han. 6 From Wuzhou to the present Dong region—the cross-border area of Guizhou, Guangxi, and Hunan provinces—the migration route is roughly from south to north. Based on the architectural and other material cultural features, or perhaps linguistic aYliations, one possible assumption is that the Dong once lived along the coastal margins of Asia. If they did, they probably have forgotten their migration from the south and even seem to have forgotten their migration from the coast to Wuzhou.
Allegorical Architecture by Xing Ruan