China has a vast territory and an extremely long history with the natural and cultural environment differing form region to region. Therefore the diversification of Chinese vernacular dwelling is rarely seen in the architectural history of the world. This book has chosen some settlements which are represetative and widely spread to introduce basing on the interaction of the living customs, action characteristics and the space mode of people who inhabit the traditional vernacular dwellings.
Chinese vernacular dwelling is various and colorful. Both the profound and steady northern vernacular dewllings and the elegant and pretty southern vernacular dwellings contain the philosophy that