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  • “For centuries, each building, called a tulou in Mandarin Chinese, would house an entire clan, virtually a village. Everyone living inside would have the same surname, except for those who had married into the clan. The tulou usually tower four floors and have up to hundreds of rooms that open out onto a vast central courtyard, like the Colosseum.”

    The New York Times, Monuments to Clan Life Are Losing Their Appeal, by Edward Wong, March 22, 2011

    March 23, 2011