Reconstituting Chinese Building Tradition: The Yingzao fashi in the Early Twentieth Century

@article{Shiqiao2003ReconstitutingCB,
  title={Reconstituting Chinese Building Tradition: The Yingzao fashi in the Early Twentieth Century},
  author={Li Shiqiao},
  journal={Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians},
  year={2003},
  volume={62},
  pages={470-489}
}
  • Li Shiqiao
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
In this paper, I analyze several early-twentieth-century attempts to reprint, edit, and annotate a Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) construction manual, the Yingzao fashi (1103), each one revealing an aspect of the project to define Chinese architecture. As manifested in the research on the Yingzao fashi by a number of Chinese scholars and architects, the project to reconstitute and understand the text was closely connected to broader intellectual issues in early-twentieth-century China… Expand