Stillness & Activity in Ming Dynasty Garden Literature
Stan Fung (Architecture Program, University of New South Wales)
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
243 Royce Hall
NOTE: Professor Zhu Guangya, who was originally to speak on Taiji (The Great Ultimate) and Chinese Gardens, has been unable to leave China. We are very fortunate that Stan Fung (Senior Lecturer, Architecture Program, University of New South Wales) has agreed to speak. Time and place are unchanged.
Stan Fung, born in Hong Kong, studied at the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney. He was first appointed at the University of New South Wales in 1989, then moved to the University of Adelaide as Lecturer in History and Theories of Architecture in July 1989. In 1997 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture. During 1997-98, he was Visiting Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. He was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in 1999, and head of the History and Theory in the Architecture Program in 2000.
Of himself, Mr. Fung says:
My research activity is focussed on two fields: the history of Chinese gardens and Australian architectural history. The 17th-century treatise Yuan ye has been the main object of my work in the last decade. I have been exploring its pertinence to contemporary debates in architecture and landscape architecture. My work on Australian architectural history deals mainly with 20th-century issues. Recent papers have discussed themes such as racism, modernism, architectural journals, and professionalism in Australian architecture..
Cost: Free and open to the public