Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education

Investigation on the Commercial Architectural Characteristics and formation of Wang Family Courtyard in Shanxi Province

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Wang Ning
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.150How to use a DOI?
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Wang Family Courtyard; Commercial Buildings; Historical Investigation; Social Culture Investigation; Family Culture Investigation
Abstract

Wang Family Courtyard is located in Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County, Shanxi Province. It is listed in the top of the first-batch famous historical and cultural towns issued by the former Ministry of Construction and the State Bureau of Cultural Relics. LIANG Sicheng, Famous architectural design Master, praises it as a "national building treasure"; many domestic experts and scholars call it as "imperial palace of the Chinese folk society, the greatest folk houses of China, and Forbidden Palace of Shanxi Province". For a long time, the studies about the buildings in Wang Family Courtyard mostly focus on the characteristics of the folk houses. In the long period of history, it paid more attention to the inheritance of the northwest natural conditions and social customs and architectural culture and its commercial buildings occupied a very low proportion, because of the traditional Confucian culture of valuing agriculture while despising commerce and the family’s solid pursuit of resigning from official post. From a historical perspective, the commercial buildings in Wang Family Courtyard have their own characteristics. Therefore, the investigation on its history and characteristics is indispensable.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
April 2015
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978-94-62520-60-8
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2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.150How to use a DOI?
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© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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