Ancestral Shrines with Professor Luo Deyin 罗德胤 [in Mandarin] (Event #27)
Ancestral shrines are major spiritual and cultural elements of Chinese tradition. To learn more, we chat with Professor Luo Deyin from the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University to learn more about these ancestral halls and their unique 5,000-year-old history.
Luo Deyin is an associate professor at the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University and deputy director of the Expert Steering Committee of Traditional Villages of the Ministry of Housing and Construction. He has published many historical and architectural books, including Research and Exploration of Vernacular Settlements, Reading Chinese Villages, Xianxia Ancient Road, and Hani Terraced Settlements.
- Mei ZhangFounder and CEO of WildChina
Mei Zhang is the founder and CEO of WildChina. Under her leadership, WildChina flourished from a small Hutong operation into an award-winning business. Mei’s own expertise has led her to win a number of personal awards, including Travel and Leisure’s A-List of Top Travel Advisors, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist, and Wendy Perrin’s #WOW List of Travel Experts. Mei is an Aspen Institute China Fellow and currently serves as a member of Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board.