1. Ancient cities; 2. The supreme imperial power; 3. The palaces of gods; 4. Appreciation of Chinese gardens; 5. Vernacular dwellings; 6. When East met West; Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.
This book provides an illustrated introduction to Chinese architecture, a reference for modern design and a window into China's history.
Yanxin Cai received her PhD from Tongji University, Shanghai. She now teaches at the Faculty of Architecture at Jiaotong University, Chengdu. Her research focuses on the protection and restoration of traditional Chinese architecture.