Table ronde : Preserving Asia’s Colonial and Modern Architectural Heritage

Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Roundtable

Preserving Asia’s Colonial and Modern Architectural Heritage

Mardi 26 mars 2019


Korea Institute, Harvard University

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA 02138



Prof. Fu Chao-Ching, Emeritus, Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Prof. Kim Hyon-sob, Department of Architecture, Korea University, South Korea

Prof. Liu Chen, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China; HYI Visiting Scholar 2018-19

Dr. Thant Myint-U, Writer, Historian, and Founder and Chairman of the Yangon Heritage Trust

Prof. Andrew Gordon, Harvard University/Acting Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute


This year’s HYI roundtable will present an exchange of ideas about current issues of architectural preservation in Asian cities. Our panelists will focus on architecture of modern times, and in particular of the colonial era.  What are the challenges, and the opportunities, facing those interested to preserve the architecture of this era and make its importance known to the present and posterity? These challenges and opportunities have political, economic, and cultural dimensions. Panelists will address the topic from one or more of these perspectives.

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