The Chang Dai-ch'ien Residence is also known as "the Abode of Maya". Maya is an allusion to Sakyamuni's mother, in whose belly can be found 3,000 microcosmic worlds.
Construction of the Abode of Maya was begun in 1976 and completed in August 1978. It is a two-story building occupying approximately 1,911 sq. m. Chang designed the two-story, courtyard-style building and the matching Chinese-style gardens himself.
In accordance with Chang Dai-ch'ien's bequest, his family donated the residence to the National Palace Museum 100 days after his death, where the Museum converted it into a memorial to the artist. The house has been preserved exactly as it was during Chang's lifetime, giving visitors a moving glimpse of the home life of this great painter.
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