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An evaluation of the implementation of Chinese temple layout principles in Bali, Indonesia


Hendrawan, F and Beynon, D, An evaluation of the implementation of Chinese temple layout principles in Bali, Indonesia, ISVS e-journal, 6, (4) pp. 55-63. ISSN 2738-2222 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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According to archaeological research, there has long been a strong cultural relationship between China and Bali. As part of this history, the Chinese brought their indigenous cultural values with them, particularly their practice of worshipping ancestors and their syncretic belief in three major religious doctrines. The Chinese temple is the primary physical manifestation of this belief and has become identified with their community. The Chinese community in Bali has also lived side-by-side with Balinese culture and through a process of adaptation there has emerged a transformation of the Chinese temple spatial layout in Bali. This paper will identify the influence of Balinese culture on the layout of Chinese temples in Bali and evaluate this influence, by analysing the five basic principles in Chinese temple layout, and how these symbolic meanings have been altered due to being in Bali.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:temple architecture, architectural heritage, Chinese temples, Indonesia, layout planning, Bali, architectural theory, hybridity, five basic principles, adaptation process, Chinese temple
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Beynon, D (Associate Professor David Beynon)
ID Code:146418
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2021-09-06
Last Modified:2021-10-29

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