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Readings and bibliography


These readings are included as part of the teaching materials on this CD-ROM.


We have included Chinese-language sources here, not to intimidate, but because they are indispensable.

Chen Mingda. 1981. Yingzao fashi da muzuo yanjiu [A study of structural carpentry in the Yingzao fashi]. 2 vols. Beijing: Wenwu.
Has an English synopsis, 231-264.

Chen Mingda. 1990. Zhongguo gudai mu jiegou jianzhu jishu: Zhanguo-Bei Song [The wood frame in traditional Chinese architecture: Warring States-Northern Song]. Beijing: Wenwu.

Chen Mingda. 1992. "Tang Song mu jiegou shice jilu biao" [Field measurements of Tang and Song wood frame buildings]. In Jianzhu lishi yanjiu, 231-261. Beijing: Zhongguo jianzhu gongye.

Glahn, Else. 1984. "Unfolding the Chinese building standards: Research on the Yingzao fashi." In Chinese traditional architecture, 47-57. Edited by Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt. New York: China Institute in America.

Guo, Qinghua. 1995. The structure of Chinese timber architecture: Twelfth century design standards and construction principles. Ph.D. diss., Chalmers University of Technology.

Institute of History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ed. 1986. History and development of ancient Chinese architecture. Beijing: Science Press.
Translation of Zhongguo gudai jianzhu jishu shi [A history of traditional Chinese architectural technology].

Liang Sicheng. 1981. Qing shi yingzao suan li. Beijing: Zhongguo jianzhu gongye.

Liang Sicheng. 1983. Yingzao fashi zhu shi [The annotated Yingzao fashi], vol. 1. Beijing: Zhongguo jianzhu gongye.

[Liang Sicheng] Liang Ssu-ch'eng. 1984a. A pictorial history of Chinese architecture: A study of the development of its structural system and the evolution of its types. Edited by Wilma Fairbank. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Liang Sicheng. 1984b. "Zhongguo jianzhu zhi liangbu 'wenfa keben'" [Two "grammar books" of Chinese architecture]. Liang Sicheng wen ji, v. 2, 357-363. Beijing: Zhongguo jianzhu gongye.

Ma Bingjian. 1992. Zhongguo gu jianzhu muzuo yingzao jishu [The construction of traditional Chinese wood buildings]. Beijing: Kexue.

Mitchell, Wiliam J. 1990. The logic of architecture: Design, computation, and cognition. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Pan Guxi. 1980. "Yingzao fashi chu tan" [A preliminary investigation of the Yingzao fashi], part 1. Nanjing gongxueyuan xuebao, 1980, no. 4: 1-17.

Pan Guxi. 1981. "Yingzao fashi chu tan" [A preliminary investigation of the Yingzao fashi], part 2. Nanjing gongxueyuan xuebao, 1981, no. 2: 1-33.

Pan Guxi. 1985. "Yingzao fashi chu tan" [A preliminary investigation of the Yingzao fashi], part 3. Nanjing gongxueyuan xuebao, 1985, no. 1: 1-20.

Pan Guxi. 1990. "Guanyu Yingzao fashi de xingzhi, tedian, yanjiu fangfa - Yingzao fashi chu tan zhi si." [On the nature, characteristics, and research methods of the Yingzao fashi - a preliminary investigation of the Yingzao fashi, part 4]. Dongnan daxue xuebao 20, no. 5 (June? 1990): 1-7.

Ruitenbeek, Klaas. 1993. Carpentry and building in late imperial China: A study of the fifteenth-century carpenter's manual Lu Ban jing. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Steinhardt, Nancy Shatzman. 1984a. "Bracketing system of the Song dynasty." In Chinese traditional architecture, 121-125. Edited by Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt. New York: China Institute in America.

Steinhardt, Nancy Shatzman. 1984b. "Ying xian timber pagoda." In Chinese traditional architecture, 109-119. Edited by Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt. New York: China Institute in America.

Tanaka Tan. 1993. "The ideas of the fen - basic units of proportion in the manuals of Chinese buildings." Paper presented at the 34th international congress of Asian and North African studies, Hong Kong, 22-28 August 1993.

Wang Tian. 1992. Gudai da muzuo jingli chu tan [A preliminary study of statics in the traditional wood frame]. Beijing: Wenwu.

Xu Bo'an and Guo Daiheng. 1984. "Song Yingzao fashi shuyu huishi - hao zhai, shi zuo, da mu zuo zhidu bufen" [A glossary of technical terms in the Yingzao fashi - sections on fortifications, stonework, and structural carpentry]. In "Jianzhu shi lunwen ji", v. 6, 1-79. Beijing: Qinghua daxue.

Zhang Shiqing. 1990. "Yingzao fashi bianzao yong cai zhidu chu xi." Dongnan daxue xuebao 20, no. 5 (Sept. 1990): 8-14.

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