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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2023, 5(6); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2023.050605.

A Study on Traditional Villages and Towns in Lintan County, Gannan Prefecture


Wenling Fan

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Wenling Fan

School of Fine Arts, Northwest Minzu University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China

College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China


The human history of Lintan County in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture can be traced back to 4000 years ago. It has undergone the historical erosion of the Neolithic Age, Xia and Zhou, Tang, Northern Song, and Ming dynasties, and is also a fusion zone of Tuyuhun King, Tubo King, and Han ethnic culture, forming a traditional culture with local characteristics. In Gannan Prefecture, there is a relatively special type of culture mainly composed of Han, Hui, and Tibetan culture. Through field research, the author visited the traditional conservation villages and towns in Lintan County, and preliminarily constructed the characteristics of the area from its characteristics (site selection, layout, form, etc.) and the characteristics of traditional building construction (courtyard composition, residential functions). The reasons for its formation, including military defense, agricultural natural resources, and watershed traffic arteries and other factors, were analyzed.


Gannan Prefecture, Lintan County, Traditional villages and buildings

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Wenling Fan. A Study on Traditional Villages and Towns in Lintan County, Gannan Prefecture. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 6: 29-35. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2023.050605.


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