A hundred years of Chinese Church Architecture: a unique cultural heritage!


The first issue of the year of xinchou is still launched on the third day of the new year

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The hall was built in 1888 and completed in 1893

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The church is a typical Gothic architectural style, inlaid with various kinds of exquisite brick carvings

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These churches are all over China’s cities, towns, mountain villages, and remote minority areas, witnessing the historical process of modern China in the past century

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In 1966, more than two floors of the original church were demolished and restored in 1980

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They have built unique buildings in the world and formed unique and rich architectural cultural connotations

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Since then, I have made an indissoluble bond with church architecture

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The Bishop’s building, built in 1901, is a Gothic + Chinese style building

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Historic buildings are “living fossils”

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So far, only the facade of the church tower is preserved, which is known as “dadanba”

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Up to now, there are traces of the people’s commune period everywhere

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In October 2019, the Catholic Church of photographing guluba is located in guluba village, Chenggu County, Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province

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Therefore, it has a high political, economic, social, cultural, humanistic, architectural academic and literature value

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My friends who often watch the sehang no ring number know that I basically issue one issue every weekend

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The first issue of the year of gengzi was launched on the third day of the first month

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In previous years, at this time of Spring Festival, we had to drive by ourselves

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Bataizi church is the first one I photographed

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Eight months later, the “Xi’an Incident” which shocked China and foreign countries broke out

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The architectural style is a perfect combination of western style spire, Gothic gate, Chinese style curved roof and carved ridge.

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Due to various reasons, after a hundred years, these churches have changed a lot, the image data are lost, incomplete and unsystematic, especially the lack of current image literature

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At present, only the remains of the archdiocese and nunnery are left behind

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It is built by the combination of Chinese and Western architectural art, with reasonable layout, large scale and exquisite workmanship

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Lianggezhuang Catholic Church, located in lianggezhuang village, Yi County, Baoding City, Hebei Province, is a key cultural relics protection unit at the county level

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Many of them are integrated with Chinese and Western styles, styles, crafts and arts, and even with Chinese and Western folk customs, customs and cultures

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It is carved beams and painted columns, and has a uniform blue brick and wood structure

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According to available information, there are at least 1000 church buildings with a history of about 100 years

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A unique church at the gate

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It is expected that this special shooting will attract more attention, make up for the shortcomings with the efforts of all parties, and sort out and collect a unique image document file of the old church in China

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Over the past five years, not only during the Spring Festival holiday, but also during almost all the holidays, I have driven to 20 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions

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The architectural style of the hall is a combination of Chinese and western, atypical Gothic Revival style, but more eclectic style

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Photo taken in December 2017

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The hall was built in 1931 (it is said that it was built in 1930) and was completed in 1934

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The church, built in 1899, is now in use

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Far from it, it was on the second day of the lunar new year in 2015 that I met bataizi church, the only church in China that meets the Great Wall, and I took a film on the third day of the next day

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The only church that meets the Great Wall

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The arch ribs of the building are inlaid with colored glazed tiles

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In October 2017, it was photographed in shilawusuhao Catholic Church, located in shilawusuhao village, Tuoketuo County, Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia

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But last year and this year, because we all know, we failed to make the trip, so we had to tamper with the photos at home

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The church that changed the course of history

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[photographer] the 70 year old man photographed Wuhan on the 5th of Fengcheng! Therefore, a group of 20 pieces of “Chinese centenary church architecture” are selected and presented to you

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Some places have traveled tens of thousands of kilometers and photographed 300 churches

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You will see the first time that the color line is not lifted

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It used to be a convent with 105 rooms, and there are dozens of existing rooms

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The church with the slogan of the times

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Leave the church to educate the spirit of serving the country

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The Church of compromise

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That’s right

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The existing church was built in 1903, one kilometer away from the original site

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Chinese Church architectural culture is an important part of Chinese architectural culture

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The main frame is not the Western stone frame, but the Chinese brick and wood frame

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It has trained a large number of talents for the Anti Japanese War and new China

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In particular, these modern old church buildings are not only the precious preservation of Chinese modern architectural culture, but also unique in modern architecture in the world

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It is a national key cultural relic protection unit and belongs to the category of important historical sites and representative buildings in modern times

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It is said that the hall once had the largest organ in East Asia and the first color plate printing machine in China

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In February 2018, qiaoergou Catholic Church, located in Yan’an City, Shaanxi Province, is the former site of Lu Xun art and Literature College, the first comprehensive art academy founded by the Communist Party of China; the former site of the enlarged meeting of the Sixth Plenary Session of the Sixth Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, which plays an important decisive role and turning point on the road of the Chinese revolution, is the national key cultural relics protection unit of the revolutionary holy land

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The church was built in 1852 and destroyed in March 1900

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“Fengyun Jihui: the only church and the Great Wall meeting” was shot on the third day of the first month of 2015, and won the outstanding record award of the 17th Tianjin photography art exhibition in 2016

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Most of them are old churches with a history of about 100 years, leaving a lot of images

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Chinese Centennial Church Architecture: a unique cultural heritage! At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, Christianity has flourished in China

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The hall, built in 1903, is a product of the integration of Chinese and Western cultures

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I started to shoot the church in a series in early 2016

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I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to all the people who care and help! I sincerely thank Tianjin Photography Association and judges for their affirmation; I sincerely thank all my relatives, friends and colleagues for their understanding, tolerance, company, support and care; I sincerely thank those strangers who met on the road for their help; I sincerely thank all my photographers for their suggestions and corrections; I sincerely thank every photography teacher for their personal teaching and guidance! Here, new year’s greetings! Bataizi church

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The front of the building and the corridor walls are built with red, green and yellow glazed tiles, making the whole building beautiful and gorgeous

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Many of them are key cultural relics protection units at all levels

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The only church built with glazed bricks

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Photo taken in February 2018: Hedi Catholic Church, located in Hedi village, Yangquan City, Shanxi Province, is a key cultural relics protection unit at district level

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The hall was built in 1931 (some data show that it was built in 1937)

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In April 1936, Zhou Enlai and Zhang Xueliang held secret talks here

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The special shooting is still in progress, and the film is also being sorted out

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Its architecture is a combination of Chinese and Western architecture, the door pillars are European style, the window arch pattern is also western architectural law, the overall spatial layout belongs to Western church architectural style, but the wall eaves brick overlapping is Chinese traditional architectural law

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These Centennial church buildings are rich in styles and styles

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Since then, it has been damaged several times by the Anti Japanese War and so on

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It was destroyed in 1900 after the gengzi incident and rebuilt in 1916

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In April 2016, Yanzhou Catholic Church, located in Yanzhou District, Jining City, Shandong Province, is a national key cultural relics protection unit

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This remains is of great value to the study of religious architecture, and is a witness of the history of the integration of Chinese and Western cultures in modern times

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This group of films won the bronze award of long-term attention unit in the 19th Tianjin photography art exhibition in 2020

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It is the former site of the Institute of technology of Northwest Associated University during the Anti Japanese war

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In April 2017, Batai Notre Dame hall, located in bataizi village, Zuoyun County, Datong, Shanxi Province, was first built in 1876

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The hall has a typical Roman architectural style

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