Transferring Postmodernism to China: A Productive Misunderstanding 后现代主义在中国:一种生产性的误读


Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 1:00pm to 3:00pm


Sackler Building 427

Dr. Ying Wang 王颖
Research Scholar at Harvard-Yenching Institute
Research Fellow at Tongji University, College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Ying Wang obtained her Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Leuven in Belgium, focusing on the shifting understandings of style in twentieth-century architectural discourse in China. She spent the 2015/2016 academic year at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning as a visiting researcher. Her study makes a comparison between China and the West in terms of the theory and historiography of architecture, and seeks to relocate twentieth-century Chinese architectural discourses in a global context. She published her book The Search for a Chinese Style: The Conception of Style in Early Modern Chinese Architecture (探求一种“中国式样”:早期现代中国建筑中的风格观念, 2015) and the article “Transferring Postmodernism to China: A Productive Misunderstanding” (2019) in Architectural Theory Review. She has also published in the journals The Architects (Beijing) and Time and Architecture (Shanghai). During her stay at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, she is working on an anthology of architectural literature in twentieth-century China.