Chinese Vernacular Architecture with Professor Luo Deyin 罗德胤 [in Mandarin] (Event #13)
If you’ve traveled around China before, you may have observed the rustic courtyard-style siheyuan homes in Beijing or the round, earthen tulou buildings in Fujian. These are among the more common vernacular architectural styles around China. In our conversation with Professor Luo Deyin of Tsinghua University, we uncover these prolific styles and meet the historians of this field of study.
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.