explore different aspects of Chinese architecture. The scholars will test
one's own research work, and discuss various ways and contexts by which
Chinese architectural system have changed or transformed in response to,
or along with, its development. Scholars will share their insights on
challenges and issues facing Chinese architectural history scholarship.
Some of the world's most accomplished academics in the field will be
taking part in the symposium.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Japanese Room)
Sunday, Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Japanese Room)
Faculty of Architecture Building Planning, University of Melbourne
議程 Conference Agenda:
Saturday, October 27
10:00 a.m. |
Liu Chang (Tsinghua University) - 'Carpentry Module Design: Leiyinguo
Hall of Congming Temple in Gaoping, Shanxi'
Heng Chye Kiang (Singapore National University) - Reconstruction of
Residential Wards in Tang Chang'an based on a Theoretical Ward
Three representative wards are selected for digital reconstruction. Beyond
the general structure of the road networks, all three wards are subdivided
into smaller land plots according to the estimated population density of
the size group they belong to. These wards are then populated with
compounds of different types and sizes depending on their owners' social
status found in historical records.
Bao Muping (Tokyo University) - Wooden Buddhist Temples in Kalakorum
during the Mongol Empire and post-Mongol Empire
Built in1586 on the ruined site of Karakorum, the old capital of Mongol
Empire, Erdene Zuu monastery was the first Tibetan Buddhist temple in
northern Mongol. Based on the spatial format of both the exterior and
interior design and the Yuan inscriptions, the author discusses the
uniqueness of Erdene Zuu. Through comparison, the paper reveals the
tradition of Buddhist architecture of Karakorum remained influential in
the sixteenth century.
1:00 p.m. | Lunch
He Congrong (Tsinghua University) - Discussions on Chahua Tower of
Chong'an Temple in Lingchuan
The West Chahua Tower of Chong'an Temple in Lingchuan, Shanxi, is
multistoried pavilion type, dated back to the Yuan dynasty. This paper
tries to analyze and evaluate the structure, the timber construction, and
the evolution of the appearance of the unique West Chahua Tower by ways of
architectural mapping and survey, interpretation and analysis of
inscriptions on tablets, and studies of documents.
Bai Ying (Southeast University) - Transformation of Gyeonghoeru in
Gyeongbokgung of the Joseon under the Feudal System of East Asia
Basing on the recordation of the Book of Gyeonghoeru Pavilion written by
Jeong Haksun, the governor of the rebuilding project of the pavilion in
late period of Joseon, the form of the new Gyeonghoeru pavilion implied a
completed symbolic system, which resembled the Mingtang building of
ancient China. The author considered that from a pavilion for entertaining
the Ming China ambassador to a building with some ritual function, the
transformation of Gyeonghoeru concerned with the feudal system of Ming and
Ao Shiheng (Tsinghua University) - A Preliminary Study on the
Architectural Form and Historical Influence of Precept Platform by Daoxuan
in the Tang Dynasty
In 667, Shi Daoxuan established a precept platform for ordination ceremony
in Jingye Temple in the south of Chang'an. He wrote an article named
Jietantujing (Illustration for the Precept Platform Creating in Guanzhong)
in which he introduced the origin, foundation, meaning and deducing
process of architectural scale of this creation. In a sense of architecture, he brought us a typical
example of design in ancient China. So here is a preliminary architectural
study about the precept platform and Qishuyuan of Master Daoxuan.
Sunday, October 28
9:30 a.m. |
Wang Guixiang (Tsinghua University) - General Survey: Buddhist
Architecture of the Sui-Tang Times
581 - 907 is the most important period of Chinese Buddhism and Buddhist
temple construction. There were 3792 Buddhist temples in Sui dynasty and
5358 Buddhist temples in the high Tang dynasty. The Buddhist temple in
Tang dynasty had become finalizing in planning. The two sutras of "Zhi
Huan Temple Plan" and "Jie Tan Temple Plan" that Tang monk Dao Xuan wrote
had described the standard plan of Tang period Buddhist temple.
Qinghua Guo (University of Melbourne) - Types and Functions of Qin Roof
Tiles (677B.C. - A.D.215)
This paper discusses types and function of architectural terracottas in
the Warring States period with particular reference to the Qin roof tiles.
The intention is to raise questions emerged from observations and discuss
problems. The principle method of the study is comparison within the
materials and cross-referencing relevant materials. This study is
presented as a first step in the process of undersanding roof tiles in the
early historical period.
Puay-peng Ho (Hong Kang Chinese University) - The Four Exquisites under
Heaven: How Monastic Architecture are Appreciated in the Tang
Four monasteries were described as the Four Exquisites under Heaven by
Tang dynasty prime minister and geographer Li Jifu (758-814) in his
writing 'Shi Dao tu'. The work is now lost but the description of the Four
Exquisites had been used in many literature on these four monasteries.
While the reason why these four monasteries were picked as a group, it is
not difficult to see the various narrations of the Four Exquisites by
subsequent authors. This paper will present aesthetic idea and
architecture narration of traditional China and will explore the interface
of text and imagery. It will also look at the monastery as a living
organism within the historical development, thus meaning changed
throughout the time.
12:30 p.m. | Lunch
Eduard Koegel (Technische Universität Berlin) - The Early Protection of
Ancient Monuments in China: Ernst Boerschmann, Teng Gu and Liang Sicheng
Ernst Boerschmann's research in Chinese architecture began in 1902 and
ended with his death in 1949. He also advocated the preservation of
ancient monuments in China. 1933 - 1935, Ernst met twice with Liang
Sicheng and Zhu Qiqian. His best connection was with Teng Gu, a
Nanjing-based art historian with a doctoral degree from Berlin University.
In 1934, Boerschmann contributed to establishing a working group for
monument preservation in China, worked on two proposals: Sarira Pagoda in
Xi'an and tomb of Xiao Xiu in Nanjing.
Huichuan Wang (University of Melbourne) - Depiction Methods of Storeyed
Buildings in Jin-Yuan Mural Paintings
This study discusses the depiction methods used in the Lou architectural
paintings of Yongle gong and Yanshan si, two most important architectural
paintings depicted in the 12th and 14th century respectively. This study
is an empirical graphic investigation about principles and