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Kang(i)locked

  • Frances Wood

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Hollow brick platform constructed against the interior façade wall of houses in northern China, beneath the lattice windows (seeChina, People’s Republic of, §II, 5, (ii)). Heated from the inside by small, free-standing braziers or flues connected to cooking stoves, kang are usually used as sleeping areas at night and seats during the day. They are usually the width of one bay (...

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