In “Transformation”: Assessing Architectural And Urban Change In Modern China
This conference investigates and challenges the notion of “transformation” in Chinese architecture and urbanism over the course of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Dramatic physical changes in the Chinese city over the past 160 years have accompanied, reflected, and occasionally prompted significant political, social and cultural vicissitudes in China over the same period of time. At the same time, the idea of “transformation” as a straightforward and complete shift from one state to another tends to obscure and deny the complex, competing, and often incomplete nature of change itself.
This event is open to the public. It is supported by the Postgraduate Students Conference Grant of the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong.