Saltwater Supermolluscs: The Origins of Oyster-tecture in China

Tracing the Origins of Oyster-tecture back to the Luoyang Bridge in Quanzhou, Fujian, 1059 AD.
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Historic Guangzhou Neighborhoods

9 Historic Guangzhou Neighborhoods

From culinary to cultural, this city has it all, so to help visitors get started we’ve prepared a guide to our favorite historic Guangzhou neighborhoods.
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countryside architecture
April 8, 2021

Modern Architecture in the Countryside: In Discussion with Hua Li 华黎 [in Mandarin] (Event #16)

We had the pleasure of talking to world-renowned architect Hua Li, founder of Trace Architecture Office (TAO), an organization internationally recognized for its modern and sustainable design. Join us to hear about some of his...
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Dalidong architecture
April 8, 2021

Architecture and Conservation in Guizhou Villages: A Talk with Dr. Kuanghan Li [in Mandarin] (Event #14)

In a small green valley to the mountainous southeast of Guizhou lies Dali village, home to the Dong ethnic minority group. Join us for a talk with Dr. Li Guanghan from the Global Heritage Fund...
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Building simple by zhuger
April 8, 2021

The Establishment of Modern Chinese Architecture with Professor Luo Deyin 罗德胤 [in Mandarin] (Event #11)

When did Chinese architecture move away from the traditional courtyard homes, overhanging eaves, and extravagant timberwork that had been prolific for centuries? Join us for a short lecture by Luo Deyin, Professor at Tsinghua University,...
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Tianluokeng's tulou
March 24, 2021

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. In our conversation with Professor Luo Deyin of Tsinghua University,...
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architecture deyin luo
March 17, 2021

Hani Terraced Villages: Architecture with Professor Luo Deyin 罗德胤 [in Mandarin] (Event #23)

What are the Hani tribes like? How did these ancient villages withstand the test of time? And how do they keep local traditions when faced with the developments of modern society? Luo Deyin, Professor at...
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ancestral shrine
March 17, 2021

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 Deyin Luo from the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University to learn more about these ancestral halls...
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roof architecture
March 5, 2021

Temples as Museums of Vernacular Culture: Architecture with Professor Luo Deyin 罗德胤 [in Mandarin] (Event #33)

Why are temples considered museums of vernacular culture? And what does this mean exactly? Discover how Chinese temples reflect rich Chinese cultural heritage and religion, from Professor Luo Deyin of the School of Architecture at...
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beijing exam hall
March 4, 2021

Educational and Cultural Architecture with Professor Luo Deyin 罗德胤 [in Mandarin] (Event #36)

Join us as we chat with Luo Deyin, Professor of Architecture at Tsinghua University, to uncover the architectural significance of the Chinese imperial examination system. Learn how this education system, which lasted for thousands of...
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