This is a selection of resources on Chinese dwellings available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
Chinese vernacular dwellings
Through different varieties of architectural Chinese homes that reflect an assortment of natural and cultural environments, this book showcases a selection of traditional Chinese houses representative of the types of architecture, environments as well as the lifestyles and customs of their inhabitants.
All rights reserved, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Chinese houses: The architectural heritage of a nation
Exquisite examples of traditional dwellings are scattered throughout modern-day China. This book focuses on 20 well-preserved traditional homes, presenting examples from a range of rural and metropolitan areas throughout China. The photographs of each type of dwelling are accompanied by extensive background information and historical content.
Retrieved from OverDrive. (myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.)
Housing affordability and housing policy in urban China
Find out how market-oriented housing reform policies have shaped housing affordability in China. Also explore the different kinds of housing, the background of the Housing Provident Fund, and future perspectives in this book.
All rights reserved, Heidelberg: Springer, 2014.
The Shanghai alleyway house: A vanishing urban vernacular
An alleyway house is a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard and the Western terrace house. A space unique to Shanghai, where the boundaries of public and private lives merge to create a vibrant social community, these alleyway houses have been making way for the city’s rapid urban redevelopment. This book examines the lifestyle that the alleyway house has engendered and the future of this type of dwelling.
All rights reserved, London: Routledge, 2013.
Living in China
This book explores the different lifestyles of the Chinese through photographs. Covering various districts throughout the provinces, the beautiful visuals showcase the homes of Chinese citizens in towns and cities.
All rights reserved, New York: Taschen, 2013.
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