Former Residence of Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin
Mar 18, 2012 Sunday 19:00
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
Lecturer: Wang Jun
During 1930 to 1937, Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin had their most peaceful lives in Bei Zongbu hutong in Beijing. Each time they departed from here to discover, survey, record and search a large number of valuable China ancient architecture objects under the threaten of the Anti-Japanese War centering on Huai Bei area. In the Bei Zongbu hutong, Lin Huiyin finished most of her literary creation, and was considered as the renowned poet and writer in the period of Republic of China.
According to the fruitful outcome of Bei Zongbu hutong research, and survey of west-south area during the Anti-Japanese War, Liang Sicheng completed his book the history of Chinese Architecture. He also listed the China cultural legacy to both battle sides for protection of Chinese culture during May 1945, and Civil War in March 1949.The second list was published as the Important Architectural Heritage in China, and considered as the first cultural protection references in 1961.
Bei Zongbu hutong, the former residence of Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin as the starting point of Chinese Architecture history, isn’t existed. The lecture will talk about the valuable photo archives, and restore the life and death of the typical courtyard in in Beijing.
About the Lecturer
Wang Jun, Senior Journalist of Xinhua News Agency, invited members of the CPPCC in Beijing. Authored Beijing Record ,The City on My Interview Book. National Library Wenjin Book Award winner, National Outstanding Award for best-selling book winner, the yearly top ten book of 2003 elected by Wenhui Weekly Reading, the yearly top ten book of 2008 elected byChina Book Critics Society. Beijing Record was voted to be the "sixty years and six books" by China Reading Weekly, and translated into Japanese and English. The NewYork Review of books commented it as"A similar theme to Jane Jacob's Book The Death and Lifeof Great Cities in America, and should be the core literary work in the event of protecting old cities heritages in this country. " ... Read More
Free admission, No need for reservation.