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Notes on the Geography of China: Foguang Temple: Photo 25

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Liang wrote to Fairchild: "This 'attic' was inhabited by thousands of bats, which clustered around the ridge like a thick spread of caviar, thus preventing me from finding a possible date written thereon. In addition, the timbers were infested with millions of bedbugs that live on the bats.... When at last we came out from under the eaves to take a breath of fresh air, we found hundreds of bedbugs in our knapsack. We ourselves had been badly bitten. Yet the importance and unexpectedness of our find made those the happiest hours of my years of hunting for ancient architecture" (p. 95). Liang noted in Chinese Architecture that "every surface of the beams is curved. The sides are pulvinated, and the top and bottom are gently arched, giving an illusion of strength that would otherwise be lacking in a simple straight horizontal member" (p. 43).

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