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Re: Asking about Hakka's Building
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From: tjhin ce men <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 17, 1999 10:07 AM
Subject: Asking about Hakka's Building
> First, I want to introduce myself, My name is Tjhin Ce Men, a student of
> Architecture Department, Parahyangan Catholic University (Under
> Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
> Now I'm on my last year, (Semester VII). In this year we must making a
> thesis, I decided a topic about: The Tipology of Hakka Architecture and
> Vernacular Hakka Housing in Indonesia, especially in Belitung and Bangka,
> South Sumatera.
> After a visit to Belitung, I found some row shop house and some detached
> house. The city is formed by blocks of the shop house. In each block, I
> found a same rhythm of the houses, compound of 7 houses.
> The same thing, when I read a book of Richard Bier, Asian Dwellings, in
> Hakka’s Round House Chapter. On the plan of the houses there was 7
> of room at the outer ring.
> Does number 7have a special meanings in Hakka’s/Chinese Culture? Please
> explain more for me. Because it is very important for my undergraduate
> thesis. And if you have others reference, please tell me.
> Thank you for your attention.
> Sincerely Yours,
> Tjhin Ce Men
> Dept. of Architecture
> Parahyangan Catholic University
> Bandung, Indonesia
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