Architectural History and Theory
A3-HISTORY OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL THEORY
Born in June 1963, Shenyang, P.R. China.
Ms. Qing MEI is a doctor of philosophy in architecture, and now an associate professor of architecture and urban planning in Tongji University, China. Mei received architectural training and completed master study on architectural history in Southeast University, China. She taught and practiced in Xiamen University for 8 years as a lecturer and an architect prior commencing her research degree in Hong Kong. During her years overseas, she conducted research on overseas Chinese architecture, and gained rich educational exchange experiences through visiting scholar, attending conference, delivering lectures and on-site survey in the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, the Mediterranean countries (Egypt, Greece, Turkey), Indonesia, Philippines, with focus on “Chinese” building types: temple, huiguan and garden. Mei received her PhD degree (2004) by adding the focus on returned overseas Chinese houses and settlements in costal areas of southern China. She has received overseas and national awards several times, and has served voluntarily in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on consultation, museum design project, and historic architectural survey as well as conservation projects in Shanghai and Ningbo. She has been passionate about understanding the architecture of Asia and China, particularly as they concern southeast China and Southeast Asia. Her previous publication concentrated on the exploration of how the indigenous Chinese architecture was transplanted to other contexts in Southeast Asia where Chinese settled during the Ming and Qing dynasty. In recent years, she has been involved in teaching architectural history, historic conservation and design studio in Tongji University, China.
2003.12-2006.03 Postdoctor in College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, 2006
1996.12-2004.12 M.Phil-PhD in Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD Dec.2004
1985.09-1988.03 Master of Architecture, Southeast University, MSc Mar.1988
1981.09-1985.07 Bachelor of Architecture, NIT (Southeast University), BSc Jul.1985
Position and Membership:
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning,
Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China.
2009- Expert Committee Member of ICOMOS ISC SBH;
2008- Member of ICOMOS China
2007- Academic, Chinese Society of Architectural History;
1997- Member, Asia-West Pacific Network (AWPN)；
1996- Member, International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments(IASTE）
Recent Academic Activities:
2011.05.06 Speaker at the US-ICOMOS Conference”Why Does the Past Matter” with a presentation “Living with Matter: At the Foot of Yellow Mountain”, Tongji University, P. R. China with ICOMOS ISC SBH
2010.11.15 Lecture, “Shared Built Heritage: Contemporary Architecture in the Historic City”
with Siegfried RCT Enders, President, ICOMOS ISC SBH, Asia Pacific Heritage Training WHITR-AP, Shanghai, P.R. China
2010.03-03 Visiting Scholar in Inha University for “ Tongji_Inha Joint Studio”, Korea
2009.11-12 Lectures on Asia Pacific Heritage Training WHITR-AP, Beijing, P.R. China
2009.06-06 Preservation on Heritage Sites: 2009 Liangzhu Forum, Hangzhou, State Administration of Cultural Heritage
2009.04.18 China: Talks by Gabriele Horn and Qing Mei in Shanghai, State Administration of Cultural Heritage “Songs of Gulangyu: Dedication to the International Day for Monuments and Sites”Asia Pacific Heritage Training WHITR-AP, Shanghai, P.R. China
2008.12-12 Lecture:“Paint and Painting: Thinking on Scene Reconstruction of Water-towns” World Heritage Conservation Forum: Protection and Restoration on Traditional Architecture World Heritage Education, WHITR-AP, Suzhou, P.R. China
2008.11- Nomination for Fulbright Scholar by China Scholar Council
2008.10-11 Research Fellow in Hong Kong City University, “Overseas Design in China” granted by Hong Kong government
2008.09-10 16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium, Quebec ICOMOS 2008
2008.09-09 Lecture Series: “Asia Architecture and Culture: Chinese Contribution” Department of
Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Canada
2007.11-11 Speaker in The 10th Session of the Conference on the Conservation Science and Reuse
Cultural Properties & The Theme Forum on the Principles for the 21st Century Cultural Properties Conservation, China University of Technology, Taiwan
Lecture: “Investigation of the Current Situation and Sustainable Development of Shanghai Shikumen”
2001.06-07 Visiting Scholar in Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
2000.10-11 Visiting Scholar of AWPN Indonesia, and Indonesia Univerisity
1999.04-12 Gender Research of United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia
1998.12-12 IASTE conference in Cairo, Egypt
1998.04-04 Collaboration with AWPN and Technische University Darmstadt, Germany
1997.06-08 Visiting Scholar in National University of Singapore, AWPN Malaysia
1996.12-12 Visiting Scholar, IASTE in Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania
1995.08-08 International Chinese Architecture History Conference, Chinese University, Hong Kong
1990.-1991 Modern Chinese Architecture Survey(Collaboration with Tsinghua & Tokyo University）
2006.04- Comparative Study on Chinese-Foreign Architectural History and Arts
2006.04- Mediterranean Architectural History
2007.03- Graduate Projects on Conservation: Design Studio+Thesis
2006.09- Design Studio of Year 2 Students
2004.07- Measured Drawings on Historic Buildings
Mei Qing, Charlie QL Xue, Jia Wei (2010), “Pure Gestalt-Reading the New Suzhou Museum”, New Architecture, Wuhan: Huazhong University of Science &Technology. Oct: 106-111.
Mei Qing, Yu Ying (2009), “Pouring new life into Shikumen: our approach to conservation of modern architecture in Shanghai”, Andrea Canziani edit. Conserving Architecture: Planned Conservation of XX Century Architectural Heritage, Electa. Milano, Italy:350-358.
Mei Qing (trans.), Wu Siegfried Zhiqiang (2009).The Magic Square. Beijing: China Architecture Press.
Mei Qing (2009). “Creative Reverie on Liangzhu Site Based on Archaeological Findings”, Preservation on Heritage Sites: 2009 Liangzhu Forum Proceedings, Hangzhou, China.,
Mei Qing(2008). “Paint and Painting: Several Thoughts on Scene Reconstruction of Water-towns”, World Heritage Conservation Forum Proceedings, Suzhou, China.
Mei Qing, Luo Man (2008). “Memories Bring in Spirits: Adaptive Reuse of a Villa in Shanghai”, 16th General Assembly of ICOMOS Conference Proceedings, CD Rom, Quebec, Canada.
Mei Qing, Chen Huiqian (2008). “Investigation of the Current Situation and Sustainable Development of Shanghai Shikumen.” Architectural Journal, Beijing: The Architectural Society of China.
Mei Qing (2005). Chinese Architectural and Cultural Expansion to Southeast Asia. Beijing: China Architecture Press.
Liu Xianjue, Mei Qing (2005). “Contextual Architecture” Liu Xianjue ed., Modern Architectural Theory (2nd edition), Beijing: China Architectural Press.
Mei Qing (2005), “Interpretation on cosmic city pattern: Beijing in Yuan and Xiamen in Ming-Qing” 50th anniversary of China Association for Science and Technology conference proceedings.
Mei Qing, (2004) “Ming-Qing Xiamen” Proceedings of International Conference on Chinese Architectural History III. The Chinese Society of Architectural History, Beijing. Aug. 2004.
Mei Qing (2003). Houses and Settlements: Returned Overseas Chinese Architecture in Xiamen, 1890s-1930s. PhD thesis Chinese University of Hong Kong: Ann Arbor, Mich: UMI.
Mei Qing (2002). Gulangyu. Taiwan: Jinxiu Press; Beijing: China Architectural Press.
Mei Qing (2000). A Historic Research on the Architecture of Fujianese in the Malacca Straits: Temple and Huiguan. M.Phil thesis Chinese University of Hong Kong: Ann Arbor, Mich: UMI.
Mei Qing (2000). “Cheng Hoon Teng” Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture. Vol.4. No.1, Nov. 2000.pp.63-72.
Mei Qing (2000) “Between Two Worlds: Chinese Huiguan Architecture in the Malacca Straits” Proceedings of the 7th IASTE Conference Trani, Italy. Vol.133/ IASTE. Oct.2000. pp.61-85.
Mei Qing (2000). “Human Culture, Geography, Traditional Architecture in Southeast-Asian Countries” Treatises on History of Architecture Vol.13 Beijing: Tsinghua University Press.
Mei Qing (1999) .“Chinese Architecture Spreading South” Twenty-First Century Bymonthly. No.52, April.1999.pp.90-100.
Mei Qing (1998). “Reviving Historic Beauty: The Conservation of Jimei School Village” Proceedings of the 6th IASTE Conference Cairo. Egypt. Vol.119/ IASTE 119-98. Dec.1998.
Mei Qing (1998). “Interpretation and Annotation” Architect no.84 Beijing: China Architectural Press.
Mei Qing (1998). “The Expansion of Chinese Architecture to Nanyang” Proceedings of International Conference on Chinese Architectural History I. The Chinese Society of Architectural History, Beijing. Aug. 1998.
Mei Qing (1997). “Tan Kah-kee Buildings and Tan Kah-kee Styles”Architectural Journal Beijing: The Architectural Society of China.
Mei Qing (1997). “Remarks on the Architecture of Gulangyu” in Gulangyu Architectural Art, Chapter Two. Tianjin: Tianjin University Press, 1997.
Mei Qing (1996). “Rebuilding Eden: Overseas Chinese Settlements in Southern Fujian” Proceedings of the 5th IASTE Conference Berkeley. USA. Vol. 89/ IASTE 89-96. Dec.1996.
Mei Qing (1996), “A Typology of Traditional Chinese Residences of the Populace” Twenty-First Century Bymonthly. No.37, Oct.1996, pp.101-105.
Mei Qing (1995), “A Simple Probe into Garden Culture of Southern Fujian” Huazhong Architecture No.3
He Qing, Mei Qing (1993). “Modern Xiamen Architecture” Guo Husheng ed., Modern Chinese Architecture: Xiamen, Chapter One. Beijing: China Architectural Press.
Recent Research and Project:
2008.08-2009.02 “A Study on Overseas Chinese Design in China, 1978-2008”
(Collaboration with City University of Hong Kong)
2007.03-2008.06 “2010 World Expo-Adaptive Reuse of Industrial Heritage in Shanghai”
2006.10-2008.10 “A Historic Study on the Prototypes and their Evolutions of Modern Residences in Shanghai”（Shanghai Pujiang Program）
2006.10-2008.11 “Museum Design and Consultant Project” (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region，Aksu，Kucha)
2004.03-2006.03 “Southeast Asia-China Vernacular Architecture”(China Post-Doctor Program)
2009 Excellent Teaching Award for Architectural Theory and History from Tongji University
2008 Shanghai Education Development Foundation, Caoguangbiao Award
2006 Shanghai Pujiang Talents Award from Shanghai Science Foundation and Personnel Bureau
2004 35th China Post-Doctor Award from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation
2001 CUHK Oversea Chinese Research Award
2000 AWPN (Indonesia) Award
1999 United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia to CUHK Award
1998 CUHK Oversea Chinese Research Award
1998 2nd Technological Progress Award from China Construction Ministry
1997 CUHK Oversea Chinese Research Award
1995 Excellent Teaching Award for Graduate Projects from Xiamen University
Shanghai and Ningbo conservation and consultant project;
Shanghai Yangpu Senior High School Education project;
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