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Making The Home A Healing Space

Health And Architecture : The History Of Spaces Of Healing And Care In The Pre-Modern Era

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...Since the 1970s, when medical anthropologist Arthur Kleinman explained the Chinese medical system as composed of a professional sector, a folk sector, and a popular sector, much scholarly effort has been devoted to examining medical...

The Golden Mean Finely Tuned

Xing Ruan

Xing Ruan was born in Kunming, China in 1965. He studied architecture, and currently is Guangqi Chair Professor and Dean at the School of Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He was Professor of Architecture at Sydney’s University of New South Wales (2004–20). His previous books include: Fusheng Jianzhu [Floating Life and Architecture 浮生·建筑], 2020; Allegorical Architecture, 2006; New China Architecture, 2006; Hand and Mind, 2018; Topophilia and Topophobia, 2007. He is co-editor, with Ronald Knapp, of the book series Spatial Habitus: Making and Meaning in Asia’s Architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Confucius’ Courtyard : Architecture, Philosophy and the Good Life in China

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2022

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...The anatomy of a Beijing quadrangle, from the time when the Mongols laid the urban foundation of today’s Beijing in the thirteenth century through to the middle of the twentieth century, remained unchanged. It was almost identical...

China, 1800–1912

Edward Denison

Edward Denison is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The early nineteenth century was pivotal for China. Centuries of relative admiration from Western countries gave way to a ‘Century of Humiliation’ following Britain’s invasion of China during the first Opium War (1839–42). China’s defeat...