Yin Yu Tang: Preserving Chinese Vernacular Architecture


Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home is the first house brought, in its entirety, from China to the United States. Its conservation and installation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, is a landmark in the history of international preservation. Not only have the building and its contents been preserved as artifacts; Chinese culture has been brought halfway around the world, expanding the opportunities for people in the Western Hemisphere to learn about Chinese architecture, art, and history.

Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home is a typical example of a Chinese merchant's house from the second half of the 1700s. With the blessings of the family, the house was moved here as a result of a cultural exchange program between the Peabody Essex Museum and local Chinese county and municipal government authorities.

SKU #121611

Paperback 20 pages

8.5 x 8.5 inches

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