FuJian Tulou

( A Treasure of Chinese Traditional Civilian Residence )


Text in English, illustrated. A detailed study of this unique architecture. Fujian Tulou (福建土楼 Fujian earthen structures) is the most extraordinary type of Chinese rural dwellings of the Hakka and others in the mountainous areas in southeastern Fujian province. They were mostly built between the 12th and the 20th centuries.
A tulou is usually a large, enclosed and fortified earth building, rectangular or circular in configuration, with very thick load-bearing rammed earth walls between three and five stories high and housing up to 80 families. Smaller interior buildings are often enclosed by these huge peripheral walls which can contain halls, storehouses, wells and living areas, the whole structure resembling a small fortified city.

  • New Paperback 17*23 cm, 367 pp.


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ISBN: 9787108033062
Shipping Weight: 1.8lbs
Published: 2010

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