Chinese Junk
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Architect Traditional
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Location China
Building Type houseboat
 Construction System timber, wood frame, and wood siding
Climate mild, marine
Context floating on water, urban waterfront
Style Chinese Vernacular
Notes Traditional watercraft for drayage, marketing, and dwelling.


Painting of traditional Chinese boat and fishing village. Not a junk, but similar hull type and construction. (Untitled, by Henry Cleenewerk, dated 1879 to 1903, in the Oakland Museum)


Plan Drawing

Section Drawing

Section Drawing

Sources on Chinese Junk

G.R.G. Worcester. The Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze. Shanghai: Order of the Inspector General of Customs, 1947. VM101.W62. exterior photo of details, plate 22, p79. drawing of plan, plate 38. drawing of longitudinal section, plate 38. drawing of cross section, plate 39. exterior photo from river, plate 19, p74.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Chinese Junk


Web Resources
Links on Chinese Junk

Chinese JunksDaniel K. Hoe's site, illustrating his two contemporary junks based in Hawaii

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