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Asian Architecture Manuscripts in the Herbert Offen Research Collection

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Asian Architecture Manuscripts in the Herbert Offen Research Collection
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11Schedule for the construction of "Cheng Huai Chun Tang" house. Auspicious days chosen for the construction of each major element of the construction.1866
2Untitled manuscript for choosing auspicious times and days for thirty-two activities of daily life such as establishing a day for a wedding engagement, drilling a well, making vinegar, building a stove or toilet.circa 1900
3Accounting of the expenses incurred for the renovations of "Jiang" family house. One of four copies made for four brothers. It listed the parts repaired and the cost accordingly. Three relatives were witnesses of the creation of this expense report in addition to one person who wrote it.1727
4An accounting by Daosheng on the expenses of building a kitchen. This copy was for the record of Daosheng's father's brother's wife, the two families sharing the new kitchen. The aunt-in-law could not pay the entire cost, so she gave three doors to Daosheng as a settlement.1884
5An accounting of the construction of a family home. The first part was written in 1803 when the house was being constructed; the second part was written in 1851 by descendants for the purpose of chanting prayers to the ancestors at lunar new year.1803, 1851
6Day book of a merchant. Records expenses, donations, trade with other merchants. From Shangyang, Zhejiang province.1819-1820
7Guide to feng shui and the positioning of grave sites.1933
8Book of calculations for the practicing of geometry and algebra. Lyrically phrased questions regarding division of land, calculating taxes or washing of dishes, with accompanying answer and explanation of mathematical rules. With seal of ownership of Wang Huantang. From Xiuning, Anhui province.circa 1900
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