As an architectural form, the pagoda first appeared in India. Arriving in Chinese along with the spread of Buddhism, this special type of structure soon began to take on Chinese characteristics in its form and use, and integrate itself with China's civilization. The author, Luo Zhewen, is a prominent specialist in ancient
Chinese architecture. The result of his arduous study and field research, this book gives a detailed and illustrated introduction to the development, structure, uses and features of China's ancient pagodas, as well as more than 200 typical examples throughout the country. Academic yet informative and interesting this book will serve well as a reference for specialists, researchers and fans of ancient architecture.