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Originality and its Connotation in the Architecture of Japanese Ancient Capitals-Palace City and Imperial Palace

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2020.020103 | Downloads: 4 | Views: 1919


Mengjia Shi 1


1 School of Foreign Languages/Chinese-German, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, No. 318 Liuhe Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310023, PR. China

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Mengjia Shi


In this paper, the originality and the connotation in the architecture of Japanese ancient capitals are discussed. It is widely revealed by the literature that there are the long term of friendly exchanges between China and Japan, especially in the Sui-and-Tang-Dynasties. From the perspective of the planning of ancient capitals, Japan’s ancient capital construction absorbed the ideas of Chinese counterpart, while keeping its own unique characteristics. Taken as an example, the Palace City and Imperial Palace of ancient capital Chang’an of the Sui-and-Tang-Dynasties are investigated to compare with the counterparts of Japanese cities.


Architecture, Japanese Ancient Capitals, Planning of Cities, Palace City, Imperial Palace


Mengjia Shi, Originality and its Connotation in the Architecture of  Japanese Ancient Capitals-Palace City and Imperial Palace. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2020) 2: 12-15. DOI:


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