Yin Yu Tang - a Chinese home preservation project
December 10, 2003 12:30 AM   Subscribe

Yin Yu Tang is a late Qing dynasty merchants' home that was transported from its original site in southeastern China and rebuilt at the Peabody Essex Museum It offers a glimpse into the daily life of the Huang family, residents for more than two centuries. The story of the dismantling, transport and reassembly is a fine example of an international preservation project. (flash alert)
posted by madamjujujive (4 comments total)
maybe that is a matter of perspective?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 12:53 AM on December 10, 2003

I appreciated it! It's a beautifully produced overview of an amazing project indeed. As a scholar of Ming and Qing dynasty porcelain, I'm always interested in the social, economic and political history surrounding it. Thanks, madamjjj.
posted by Kato at 2:17 AM on December 10, 2003

[this is good]
posted by plep at 9:55 AM on December 10, 2003

Great site! The mortise-and-tenon animations were especially fascinating.
posted by halonine at 12:54 AM on December 11, 2003

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