Building for (Im)permanence in the History of China’s Timber-Frame Architecture

Thursday, April 9 at 5:30 pm in List Art Building, room 110

Wei-Cheng Lin, Professor of Chinese Art and Architecture at the University of Chicago, is the author of Building a Sacred Mountain: The Buddhist Architecture of China’s Mount Wutai (University of Washington Press, 2014). He has written on a variety of topics, including collecting history; photography and architecture; the historiography of Chinese architectural history; and contemporary Chinese art. This lecture is presented as part of the On Speculation series. 


Court painters. Detail of Festival for Longevity, Scroll 2, 1799. Courtesy of Palace Museum, Beijing

The series is sponsored by The Department of the History of Art and Architecture’s Margerie Cutler, Joseph Edinburgh, and Kenneth List funds,  and the C.V. Starr Foundation Lectureship Fund.