Guest Lecture: Discipline, Media, and Notions: The Social Evolution in the Late Qing Dynasty and the Transitional Moment of Chinese Architecture

Speaker: WANG Kai (Tongji University)

When: 1 pm–3 pm, Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019

Venue: Harvard University, Sackler Building 427


About the Speaker:

Wang Kai 王凱, Associate Professor, Tongji University. Professor Wang received his doctoral degree in Architectural History and Theory at Tongji University in 2010 with a dissertation on The Emergence of Modern Chinese Architectural Discourse (1870–1937). He is an architectural historian whose research focuses on intersections of architecture history, theory and design. The courses he is teaching range from history and theory of western architecture, architecture criticism to architecture design studios. His recent research interests focus on the history and theory of early modern architecture in China and Europe, as well as the historical evolution of architectural discourse. He is currently doing research on the history of concepts in 20th century’s Chinese Architecture, in which methods of conceptual history and quantitative historical studies are introduced and to be utilized.



Sponsored by the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies and Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures. 

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