Thursday, December 12, 2019

My house, fortress, and around the country Monument Bamboo Curtain

By Ambrose Harto, executive summary by darmansjah

It says "this trellis warped by Japanese soldiers who failed to break through" on a piece of paper in the window Diaolou Park Li, Kaiping, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China.

Only bars that damage Diaolou. Similarly, generic expression of the fort and watchtowers to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants as battered Japanese soldiers in 1941. The period 1937-1945 was a time of the Japan-China War: part of World War II.

Foreign soldiers strong armor Mathari Sunrise failed topple Diaolou built very carefully, rigorously, as well as glamor by merchants Lei Xie Wei period 1926-1936. Rifle butts and bayonets Just imperial army capable bend or scratch the walls and towers.

Li is the merchant who is successful in business migrated to the U.S. with crafts, clothing, medicine, and spices. In the land of Uncle Sam, Li was awarded marry four women and 21 children. The first wife gave birth to nine children, his second wife for not giving the child died at 19 years, the third wife gave birth to 10 children, four wife born and 2 children.

Miss homeland

Many years of life and success in the U.S. failed to remove deep-seated longing to hometowns. That desire yagn push Li back. As a token of love for his home and family, the son of Xie Sheng Pan complex is built residence and 11 acres of gardens period 1926-1936.

Li tower is one of 1,833 Diaolou in the care, supervision, and management of government as well as defined by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. In 7000 dialou Kaiping never built, but many were destroyed by the left and not treated.

In 1950, builders merchants dialou wander back to the U.S. and Canada. That period was the beginning of an era of communist rule China and engorgement of immigration in foreign policy. Since then, Diaolou no longer an advanced home and family fortress. Buildings surviving monument be preserved.

Tower of wealth.

Broadly speaking, Diaolou consists of three kinds. First, the rich building that can be seen from the absence of similar buildings and houses in the vicinity. Second, community building or dwelling people. Third, the control tower which is usually located on the side of the building.

In Li Park complex, the main building is Diaolou four floors, patterned Victorian era with the presence of pillars at the main entrance floor of 1,2, and 3, but the Chinese roof architecture. The walls are made of solid concrete from the UK. Bars, windows, and doors of the tough German steel. The floor is composed of a beautiful marble tiles from Italy.

In Cantonese, concrete called Hoong moe nie (red hair's soil) that refers to Europe. All building materials purchased in Macau or Hong Kong yagn apda the 19th century and the 20th is the center of international trade. Incidentally, Kaiping, Macau, and Hong Kong is relatively not too much because it is in the southwest of China facing the South China Sea.

The inside Diaolou Li decorated luxury furniture of wood and marble, dishes, cups, mugs, and teapots from ceramics and silverware, kitchen utensils from bamboo, wood, and metal, toilet seat, bathtub, chiming wall clock from Germany, paintings painter Europe and China, rows of classic framed family photos, even radio and record player. The building and its contents as menasbihkan Li as the most successful boss in Kaiping.
In addition there are three residence buildings similar newfangled. Two family relatives. One for the tower monitoring and supervisory situations.

When Li and merchants build Diaolou Kaiping origin, political and economic situation in China turbulent and uncertain due to the revolution overthrowing the empire. Wealthy families often become the target of a robbery that build Diaolou a need and necessity as well as the prestige and honor. Castle mighty mini also saves the Li family of looting sedadu Japan during the war.

In 1936, Li successfully completed the construction of the complex which come with, hall, pavilion, bridge, and even a secret tunnel. The river empties into the canal Tanjiang and south china sea, a route of transmission to Kaiping origin migrants worldwide.

The complex was abandoned garden. Li family returned to the U.S. to continue doing business. In 1970, Li died and was buried in the U.S.. To commemorate Li, figure bronze statue placed in front Diaolou a sitting position while holding the fan is still covered.

In 1999, the third wife, Yu Qiong Yao, came and handed Kaiping Li Garden to be managed and maintained by the government for 50 years as a tourist attraction. In 2007, Park Li is included in the world cultural heritage in Kaiping set by Unesco.

In rural Zili, Tangkou, Kaiping, Diaolou built by a highly successful entrepreneur in the restaurant yagn Chichago, USA, 1821-1830, is still very well preserved. Run Fang Wen's four-storey building named Mingshi, including Nine Diaolou and six colonial villas with traditional houses.

Wen residence stands out with a mixture of Asian and European architecture. Concrete walls of the British steel bars from Germany, Italian marble floors and luxurious furnishings Asia-Europe.

A number of steel bars fitted with a padlock as a way to save themselves from attack. On the left and right of the entrance there are two holes box size of 5 cm. hole for a cure to kill rifles are considered hazardous.

Being on the roof Mingshi, be satisfied to see all sides visible Diaolou (Anlu Juan, Longsheng, Quianju, Yinong Yunhua, Zhenan, and Zhuling). Around there is a row of old houses Diaolou population. Until the distance, lay the rice field with yellow rice and embankment where buffalos, children, and farmers across. The beauty of that is encouraging filmmakers in the movie mandarin perpetuate Zili Let The Bullet Fly with the main actor Chow Yun Fat.

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