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A Pictorial History of Chinese Architecture / 梁思成 Liang Sicheng the “Father of Modern Chinese Architecture” / Chinese - English Bilingual Edition / 中国建筑史

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A Pictorial History of Chinese Architecture 

梁思成 Liang Sicheng the “Father of Modern Chinese Architecture” 

Chinese - English Bilingual Edition 

中国建筑史

 

Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: SDX Publishing House (2010)
  • Language: English, Chinese
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
    • ISBN-10: 7108032376
    • ISBN-13: 978-7108032379 / 9787108032379

 

Liang Sicheng (Chinese: 梁思成; 20 April 1901 – 9 January 1972) was a Chinese architect and scholar, often known as the father of modern Chinese architecture. His father, Liang Qichao, was one of the most prominent Chinese scholars of the early 20th century. His wife was the architect and poet Lin Huiyin. His younger brother, Liang Siyong, was one of China's first archaeologists.

Liang authored the first modern history on Chinese architecture, and he was the founder of the Architecture Department of Northeastern University in 1928 and Tsinghua University in 1946. He was the Chinese representative of the Design Board which designed the United Nations headquarters in New York City. He, along with wife Lin Huiyin, Mo Zongjiang, and Ji Yutang, discovered and analyzed the first and second oldest timber structures still standing in China, located at Nanchan Temple and Foguang Temple at Mount Wutai.

He is recognized as the “Father of Modern Chinese Architecture”. Princeton University, which awarded him an honorary doctoral degree in 1947, issued a statement praising him as “a creative architect who has also been a teacher of architectural history, a pioneer in historical research and exploration in Chinese architecture and planning, and a leader in the restoration and preservation of the priceless monuments of his country.”

 

Liang Sicheng
Liang Sicheng.jpg
Liang at Tsinghua University, 1950
Born 20 April 1901
Tokyo, Japan
Died 9 January 1972 (aged 70)
Beijing, China
Alma mater Tsinghua University
University of Pennsylvania
Political party Communist Party of China
Spouse(s) Lin Huiyin
Lin Zhu
Children Congjie
Zaibing
Parent(s) Liang Qichao
 
 
Chinese name
Chinese 梁思成

 

 

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