Seminar | ‘Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin: the Life Story of My Father and Mother’: A Book Launch with Family Dialogue in Observance of Liang's 120th Anniversary
Date & Time:
November 13th, 2021. 9:30PM CST / 8:30AM EST
Author of Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin: the Life Story of My Father and Mother, granddaughter of Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin, daughter of Liang Zaibing
son of Liang Congjie
son of Liang Zaibing
Professor, School of Architecture, Southeast Univetsity; Principal Architect, TM Studio
Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Tianjin University; Head of Institute of Architectural History and Theory, Tianjin University.
Research Associate, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
PhD Candidate in Architectural History & Theory, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
Books of remembrance and special issues were published for the 60th anniversary of the Department of Architecture of Tsinghua University, the 90th anniversary of the Society for Research in Chinese Architecture, and the 85th and 100th anniversaries of Liang Sicheng. At various turning points in history, persistence and doubts that dotted their way in times of glories and losses are well worth the deliberation and inquiry of generations of architects and scholars. In commemoration of the 120th anniversary of Liang Sicheng, a series of events has been held by Tsinghua University including exhibitions and launches of work collections. The book Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin: the Life Story of My father and Mother published by their offspring is yet another tribute to their devotion and legacy.
Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin: the Life Story of My father and Mother is the first exclusively oral-history-based book of its kind, dictated by Liang Zaibing and written by Yu Kui. It’s also the only memoir of Liang and Lin from the perspective of their family. At the historical moment of Liang’s 120th anniversary, the China Builders project launched by Harvard CAMLab is deeply honoured to invite Mr Liang Jian (son of Liang Congjie), Mr Yu Xiaodong (son of Liang Zaibing) and Ms Yu Kui (daughter of Liang Zaibing) to come together and start a dialogue about the memorial events and the new book.
The distant timber towers and ancient bridges surveyed by the Society for Research in Chinese Architecture still stand in silence and solemnity. Looking back at the magnificent life of Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin, we realise that it’s pointless to simply hail their achievements and it’s difficult to carry forward their initial ambition and ideal of building an ideal China. It is only by constantly connecting with history and facing the future with utmost sincerity that we can truly regain opportunities for starting a new journey.
Note: [This lecture will be presented in Mandarin Chinese with simultaneous translations to English. ]
This event is free to public via Zoom but advance registration is required. .