Written by researchers in the ancient Chinese architecture, Excellence of Ancient Chinese Architecture is a series of popular readers about the traditional Chinese architecture. The series in simple and fluent language presents history and the development of the ancient Chinese architecture against its historical, cultural and architectural backgrounds. This series is beautifully illustrated with pictures taken by professional photographers. This book presents the history and development of Chinese ritual architecture, especially the outstanding examples like the Temple of Heaven in Beijing and the Confucian Temple in Qufu. It is an exceptional reader on forms and structure of the Chinese ritual architecture.