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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(6); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060617.

Analysis on Qingdao Courtyard Architecture from a Cross-cultural Perspective


Ding Kairui, Xie Jiguang

Corresponding Author:
Ding Kairui

College of Foreign Studies, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, China


Liyuan, an architecture style in North China, especially in Qingdao, Shandong province, refers to a kind of local house that is the product of combining traditional Chinese architecture style with Western style. With the acceleration of globalization, courtyard architecture, as an important medium of cross-cultural communication, has also played an active role in promoting the cultural exchange between East and West. This paper takes Qingdao Liyuan houses as an example to analyze Chinese and Western cultures. It first introduces what is Liyuan house. Next, it discusses the contribution of Chinese and German culture in Liyuan houses and how Liyuan turn to influence local people and people living here and uses it as an entry point to explain the cross-cultural integration circle formed in Qingdao during the German occupation period.


Liyuan Houses; Courtyard Architecture; Cultural Circle; International Communication; Cross-cultural

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Ding Kairui, Xie Jiguang. Analysis on Qingdao Courtyard Architecture from a Cross-cultural Perspective. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 6: 93-97. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.060617.


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