Episode 2.6: Tai Fu Tai

For our first non-Western historic home, we’re visiting Tai Fu Tai (大夫第) mansion in Hong Kong! This 19th century home was built in the Qing dynasty by a prominent local philanthropist, Man Chung-Luen, whose wealth, the rumors went, came from pirate gold and/or crime, but also maybe hard work and wise financial investments? No one really knows! Join us as we ramble on about the intricacies of Chinese history and ponder on the best courtyards for martial arting.

Images TK– again, life is wild! Hobby schedules have been turned topsy turvy! Thanks for your patience!

References:

https://www.chinahighlights.com/hong-kong/attraction/tai-fu-tai-in-suntin.htm
http://www.amo.gov.hk/en/monuments_32.php

跑遊元朗新田鄉 (21) - 重遊大夫第


http://www.discoverhongkong.com/us/see-do/culture-heritage/historical-sites/chinese/tai-fu-tai-mansion.jsp
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wen_Tianxiang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_Fu_Tai_Mansion
https://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=726209
https://www.chiculture.net/0112/html/0112b30/0112b30.html

Historical monument: Tai Fu Tai


https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/arts-music/article/3024105/luggage-based-art-hong-kongs-turbulent-times-two
https://books.google.com/books?id=TX_tBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA120&lpg=PA120&dq=tai+fu+tai+man+chung+luen&source=bl&ots=MJSgWsf2CX&sig=ACfU3U33HFNVMMfCvnLfLUMrR5JnECbu0A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwifibmekOXjAhVKrJ4KHd4PC3oQ6AEwAnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=tai%20fu%20tai%20man%20chung%20luen&f=false
https://books.google.com/books?id=4wPQAgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover
https://books.google.com/books?id=_ewuxIdF47AC&pg=PA200&dq=tai+fu+tai+man+chung+luen&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiancHV9-zjAhX0IDQIHRuZBYAQ6AEIPzAE#v=onepage&q&f=true
http://www.iyangcong.com/book/reading/1673/2/866205
https://archive.architecturaldigest.com/article/1993/10/historic-houses-tai-fu-tai