Study on the Evolution of Plane Shape of Guangfu Ancestral Hall Buildings and the Construction of Type Genealogy in the Ming and Qing Dynasties
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Guangfu clan
Ancestral halls
Plane shape



Submitted : 2023-12-24
Accepted : 2024-01-08
Published : 2024-01-23


This paper studies the clan temples in four periods, namely, the development period (early Ming Dynasty and before), the shaping period (mid-Ming Dynasty to early Qing Dynasty), the maturity period (mid-Qing Dynasty), and the programmed period (late Qing Dynasty), analyzes and summarizes their prototypical planform features and attempts to summarize and construct a genealogy of the architectural characteristics of the plane shape of clan temples. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, Guangfu ancestral halls in general showed a journey of development from a centripetal–singlelinear–multi-linear–grid pattern, forming the unique Guangsanlu classic pattern in the Guangfu area.


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