Culture for Lunch:

Date: 

November 6, 2012 - 12:15pm

Location: 

1117 University Capitol Centre
http://www.uiowa.edu/~maps/u/ucc1.htm

Contact Name: 

Erin Mullins

Contact Phone: 

319-335-3857

Traditional Chinese buildings are primarily wooden structures. Even outside the grandeur of the imperial palaces, traditional buildings were quite elegantly colored, even though they were not as tall as modern buildings. From the palace to the people’s residences, Chinese best like the house built in a square courtyard format. The courtyard becomes a place for leisure with pavilions looking as if a part of the natural scenery. They all display the traditional Chinese philosophy and aesthetics. From a traditional architecture, we can more vividly understand the connotations of Chinese culture.