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A major part of China's population still lives in villages, which number more than one million. Owing to the size of the country and its geographical diversity, villages may greatly differ from each other, for example with regard to construction types. In the north, houses are built from mud or wood, w…

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Heberer, Thomas, “Village”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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