"This book is a compilation of photographs of Asian homes created with Eastern and Western influences from the last 200 years. The home featured here are owned by Chinese migrants who have adopted designs and practices they have seen in other places." —Travel Life magazine
Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners and Settlersby Ronald G. Knapp
The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to Southeast Asia have had important implications for both regions. In Southeast Asia this influence can be seen in the architecturally eclectic homes these/b>/i>
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Featuring over 350 beautiful photographs, Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia captures the architectural heritage of a vibrant community.
The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to Southeast Asia have had important implications for both regions. In Southeast Asia this influence can be seen in the architecturally eclectic homes these migrants and their descendants built as they became successful; homes that combined Chinese, European and local influences, especially during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia strives not only to be an informative but also an authoritative book on the subject of hybrid architecture—filled with stunning color photographs and essays on nearly thirty well-preserved homes.
Extensive information about the symbolism implicit in the decorative elements that make up each of the homes is presented. This includes an examination of ornamental elements that are Chinese in origin as well as those decorative components that are Western. Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia has been written in a nontechnical style, accessible to lay readers who are interested in the extraordinary architectural heritage of China, much of which is only now beginning to be appreciated.
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Meet the Author
Ronald G. Knapp has been carrying out research in China's countryside on cultural and historical geography since 1965. Currently SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York, New Paltz, he is the author or contributing editor of more than a dozen books, including the award-winning Chinese Houses and Chinese Bridges.
A. Chester Ong has photographed widely throughout Asia. His photography appears in magazines and exhibitions, as well as books, including China Modern, Chinese Houses, China Living and Chinese Bridges.
Wang Gungwu is University Professor and Chairman of the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore and is especially noted for his scholarly work on Chinese migration, settlement, and identity in Southeast Asia.
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