Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Furniture, Vol. 2: Ethnical


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Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Furniture, Vol. 2: Ethnical Minorities


Author/Editor: Zhang Fuchang

Illustrators: Various

Order No. 1144

ISBN-13: 9781622460380

ISBN-10:  1622460383

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books AND Tsinghua University Press

Pub Year: 2018

Language: English

Size: 8.5 x 11

Page: 344

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About the Book


Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Furniture (In 4 Volumes)


Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Furniture is the first work in China and elsewhere that introduces the history and features of traditional furniture in representative regions and ethnic groups of China in a comprehensive way — beds, chairs and stools, tables, shelves, cabinets and cupboards, screens, lattice-style doors and windows, and miscellaneous. It contains four volumes with sufficient illustrative texts and about 10,000 photos and illustrations: General Introduction, Ethnical Minorities, Regional Characteristics, and Diversified Scenarios.


General Introduction explains the basic concepts, main classification, composition, and characteristics of traditional Chinese furniture. Ethnical Minorities reviews the main characteristics in minority groups such as the Mongolian, Tibetan, Uygur, Miao, Yi, Manchu, Korean, Dai, and Naxi (Nakhi), among others. Regional Characteristics introduces the furniture made in some representative regions in China and illustrates the typical characteristics, materials, and processing methods. Diversified Scenarios discusses the furniture of royal palaces, government offices in ancient China, temples, gardens, as well as residences of officials, famous people, and common people.


The work is suitable for library collection, and as an important reference material for professionals in enterprises and research institutions specializing in furniture, interior decoration and architectural design, teachers and students devoted to furniture and industrial design, as well as readers who are interested in traditional Chinese furniture and culture.


About This Volume: Ethnical Minorities


The first book that introduces exclusively traditional Chinese furniture of minority groups, the volume details aspects of furniture of the Chinese Mongols, Tibet, Uygur, Miao, Yi, Manchu, Chinese Koreans, Dai, Naxi (Nakhi) and other minority groups. With photos and pictures, it provides readers with the basic information of some representative minorities’ traditional furniture, including its origins, materials, structures, processing and shapes, contributing significantly to the heritage study of ethnical furniture.


Table of Contents


Preface I

Preface II


1 An Overview of Traditional Furniture of Chinese Ethnic Minorities

2 Traditional Furniture of Mongolian Ethnic Group

3 Traditional Furniture of Tibetan Ethnic Group

4 Traditional Furniture of Uygur Ethnic Group

5 Traditional Furniture of Miao Ethnic Group

6 Traditional Furniture of Yi Ethnic Group

7 Traditional Furniture of Manchu Ethnic Group

8 Traditional Furniture of Korean Ethnic Group

9 Traditional Furniture of Dai Ethnic Group

10 Traditional Furniture of Naxi Ethnic Group

11 Traditional Furniture of Other Ethnic Minorities


About the Author/Editor


Zhang Fuchang is a professor and doctoral supervisor at Jiangnan University. He is associate president and a member of the expert committee of China Industrial Design Association, a member of the expert committee of China National Furniture Association, a member of the industrial design committee of China Artists Association, and a member of the Japanese Society for the Science of Design. Prof. Zhang has been engaged in industrial design education for over 50 years and is one of the pioneers of China’s industrial design education. He has published and co-published about 50 books including Chinese Folk Furniture and Indoor Furniture Design. His publications have won the Excellence Award of National Science and Technology Books, and first prize of Industrial Design of the Ministry of Light Industry, among others.


The Encyclopedia of Chinese Traditional Furniture Set


Vol. 1: General Introduction | ISBN 9781622460373

Vol. 2: Ethnical Minorities | ISBN 9781622460380

Vol. 3: Regional Characteristics | ISBN 9781622460397

Vol. 4: Diversified Scenarios | ISBN 9781622460403

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Weight 5 lbs