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The Genes of Tulou: A Study on the Preservation and Sustainable Development of Tulou


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  • Shao-Sen Wang

    (School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China)

  • Su-Yu Li

    (School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China)

  • Shi-Jie Liao

    (School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China)

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    This paper analyzes the formation of Tulou villages and the characteristics of Tulou buildings. The genes of the Tulou are examined within the unique physical forms and the significant social culture background. The paper is concerned with how to apply the valuable genes in the preservation and sustainable development of Tulou with a special case analysis .

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    Article provided by MDPI, Open Access Journal in its journal Sustainability.

    Volume (Year): 4 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 12 (December)
    Pages: 3377-3386

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    Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:4:y:2012:i:12:p:3377-3386:d:22297

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    Keywords: Tulou; genes; preservation; sustainable development; Hakka culture; earthen buildings; round houses; sustainability;

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