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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They listed their arguments in the “Suggestions on the location of central government district”, which could also be seen in the letter Liang wrote to the Prime Minister of China Zhou Enlai at that time. Liang’s wife Lin Zhu helped her husband hide the notes and manuscripts, including the Annotated Yingzao Fashi to be published posthumously over a decade laterto avoid possible confiscation or destruction by the Red Guards.

He remarried to a fellow Tsinghua faculty member Lin Zhu in Cqreads rated it it was amazing Sep 05, To spread and share his understandings and appreciation of Chinese architecture, and most importantly, to help save its diminishing building technologies, Liang published his first book, Qing Structural Regulations in InLiang and his colleague, Zhang Rui, won an award of the physical plan of Tianjin.


Chinese Architecture: A Pictorial History

Historj younger brother, Liang Siyongwas one of China’s first archaeologists. Retrieved 16 April Liang Sicheng was educated by his father in this progressive environment.

Daniel Zhou rated it it was amazing Jun 10, China National Philatelic Corporation in Chinese. More than rare photographs and drawings highlight this excellent pictorial record and analysis of Chinese architectural history. No trivia or quizzes yet. Robert added it Feb 13, Amanda marked it as to-read Oct 18, Oct 14, David rated it really liked it.

Chinese Architecture: A Pictorial History – Sicheng Liang – Google Books

Tao Shi marked it as to-read Sep 03, Though he was severely criticized for this during political campaigns, a wave of the National Style had already spread out and even continued to be influential after one or two decades. Mansi added it Aug 02, InLiang received an honorary doctoral degree from Princeton University.

Inafter he was committed as the vice director in Beijing City Planning Committee. Liang considered the study of Qing Structural Regulation as a stepping stone to the much more daunting task of studying the Song dynasty Yingzao Fashi Treatise on Architectural Methodsdue to the large number of specialist terms used in that manual differing substantially from the Qing dynasty architectural terminology.

Alice King rated it it was ok Sep 21, Inboth Liang and his wife Lin Huiyin, already in precarious health, were both dealt a great emotional and spiritual blow by the barrage of criticisms for their efforts to revive China’s traditional architecture, that their health both worsened. Mingyu Cui marked it as to-read Nov 05, At that time Shenyang was under the control of Japanese troops, which was a big challenge to perform any professional practice.


This plan incorporates the contemporary American techniques in zoning, public administration, government finance and municipal engineering. This has become a reference for any other school of architecture later developed in China. 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 “.

Christina rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Refresh and try again. Inhe went to Yale University as a visiting fellow and served as the Chinese representative in the design of the United Nations Headquarters Building.

Liang Sicheng – Wikipedia

Matthew marked it as to-read Jul 11, Because of their effort, these buildings managed to survive. BeijingPeople’s Republic of China.

Liang’s study of Yingzao Fashi spanned more than two decades, from toand the first draft of his Annotated Yingzao Fashi was completed in