Liang Sicheng was a Chinese architect and scholar, often known as the father of modern Liang authored the first modern history on Chinese architecture, and he was the founder of the Architecture Department . Liang’s posthumous manuscript “Chinese Architecture, A Pictorial History”, written in English, edited by Wilma. Written in the s by the late Chinese architect and founder of historic research on China’s ancient architecture Ssu- ch’eng, and intended for a Western. A Pictorial History of Chinese Architecture: A Study of the Development of £ ] Forty years ago Liang Sicheng, pioneer architectural historian, decided to.

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He later put forward a proposal that a new administrative center for government buildings with a north-south axis be established west of the Forbidden City, a significant distance from the ancient Inner City.

Liang’s study of Yingzao Fashi spanned more than two decades, from toand the first draft of his Annotated Yingzao Fashi was completed in Letitia added it Nov 27, Andrea Adhisty rated it it was amazing Oct 11, They met in Beiping in during Stein’s trip to Asia.

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Niklas marked it as to-read Sep 27, This page was last edited on 23 Decemberat Liang Sicheng was educated by his father in this progressive environment. Caroline marked it as to-read Jun 11, Preview — Chinese Architecture by Liang Ssu-ch’eng. A period of respite for Liang Sicheng came few years later when his ideas and theories about traditional designs for modern China gained resurgence, and was once again widely published.


In aroundwhen he and his wife were both appointed to the groups designing the new national emblem. Liang’s wife Lin Zhu helped her husband hide the notes and manuscripts, including the Annotated Yingzao Fashi ssicheng be published posthumously over a decade laterto avoid possible confiscation or destruction by the Red Guards.

However, during the Cultural RevolutionLiang Sicheng was again persecuted as “an authority of counter-revolutionary scholarship”, and all his co-workers at Tsinghua University were sent off to the rural regions as part of the ” Down to the Countryside Movement “.

It’s a cihnese for anyone interested in Asian architecture or historic photos of classic Chinese architecture.

Liang Sicheng

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On 20 NovemberChina Post issued a stamp commemorating Liang Sicheng as part of hisory third set of its “Modern Chinese Scientists” stamp series serial number He died in Beijing in Nicole See added it Aug 11, His first travel was in April Stein played an instrumental role in the establishment of the architectural and planning program at Tsinghua University.


BeijingPeople’s Republic of China. Arzu added it Nov 27, In his early recommendations to transform Beijing into the new ljang capital, he insisted that the city should be a political and cultural center, architecthre an industrial zone. Alice King rated it it was ok Sep 21, He regained his position as Director of Architecture at Tsinghua University, conducted more surveys on ancient architectural structures, and completed his decades-long work, the Annotated Yingzao Fashi.

Christina rated it it was amazing Sep 06, They demonstrated 5 key focus aspects on the new planning proposal of Beijing. Three years later, Liang received his master’s degree in architecture. Trivia About Chinese Architect Paperbackpages.

After the war, Liang was invited to establish the architectural and urban planning programs at Tsinghua University. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Another book, History of Chinese Architecture[9] was “the first thing of its kind. Open Preview See a Problem? InLiang entered Tsinghua Collegea preparatory school in Beijing. Kanku Shu marked it as to-read Dec 20,