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Architect uses book to revive Sichuan lifestyle

By HUANG ZHILING | China Daily | Updated: 2017-03-03 07:53

Architect uses book to revive Sichuan lifestyle

Liu Weibing, an architect and painter from Chengdu, recollects Sichuan's old lifestyle in his newly published book Linpan. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Zhuang Yuguang, an 81-year-old expert in ancient buildings, felt he was taking a trip back in time after reading Linpan, which was recently published by the Sichuan Fine Arts Publishing House.

"I lived in Linpan as a child and I miss the good old days," he says.

Referring to farmers' living conditions in Sichuan province, the book says Linpan has remained unchanged for nearly 4,700 years.

Typically, Linpan consists of a house with a backyard bamboo forest, which is situated near a river or a stream.

The author of the book is Liu Weibing, a 50-year-old architect and painter from Chengdu.

All the photos and illustrations were done by Liu from 1992 to 2015.

Many of the scenes in the book focus on Guanying town in Leshan where his wife, Xu Qunfeng, was born and raised.

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