Study on the Influencing Factors and Mechanisms of the Evolution of the Architectural Characteristics of Guangfu Ancestral Halls in the Ming and Qing Dynasties
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Guangfu ancestral halls
Architectural type characteristics
Evolutionary influences
Evolutionary impact mechanisms



Submitted : 2024-01-27
Accepted : 2024-02-11
Published : 2024-02-26


This paper discusses ancestral hall architecture within the context of the Cantonese folk lineage in the Pearl River Delta. Using a typological research approach and chronological analysis, various factors that have influenced the evolution of ancestral hall architecture are analyzed. The study specifically investigates the features of ancestral halls during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Three periods of ancient China are analyzed: The transition from Ming to Qing, the mid-Qing dynasty, and the late Qing dynasty. The variables of each period and how they influence the evolution of architectural typological features are identified. Based on our analysis, architectural features are related to economic and social factors, materials available, and craftsmanship of the construction workers.


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