LUO Deyin 中文简历

School of Architecture, Tsinghua University,Beijing 100084 China
Tel: 86-10-62772903
Fax: 86-10-62770314
E-mail: luody@tsinghua.edu.cn

REASEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Vernacular Architecture

Traditional Village

Architectural History

 

EDUCATION

Doctor of Engineering, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, 2003

Master of Architecture, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, 2000

Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, 1997

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lecturer (08/2003-12/2008), School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

Associate Professor (12/2008-present), School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

Vice-chairman (09/2012-present), National Traditional Village, MOHURD

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

1. Chinese Vernacular Architecture.
 
China is a large agricultural country with a long history. The variety of its geography and the communication between its different parts also gave great influence to its vernacular architecture. So far the research on vernacular architecture, especially the relation between architecture and social life, is far from enough. Most scholars haven’t realized the value of vernacular culture.

  As Professor Chen Zhihua said, Chinese Vernacular Architecture is the best historic evidence to eastern agricultural civilization. There are three cultural factors that have made China different from the west: clanism, pantheism and Keju (national exam for selecting officials). These three factors have responses in architecture respectively, which are ancestral halls, temples and educational buildings. Normally, the three types of buildings, which are combined with houses and others, assemble in one village to form an organic cultural system. A village should therefore be a basic unit to research or protect vernacular architecture in China. To collect and study villages in different places, different styles, different economic backgrounds, different ethnic groups and so on, we are then able to establish an integrated spectrum of Chinese Vernacular Architecture and Culture.

  However, the fact is that we have no time to complete this important job, since China’s modernization comes so fast. Vernacular buildings locate mostly in countryside and with the large number of farmers entering cities as migrant workers, they bring city architecture back to their hometowns then they demolish the old houses to make rooms for the new. In 2006, the central government issued the policy of Building New Countryside. This policy has speeded up the demolishment of old buildings in villages throughout the whole country. A lot of traditional villages had been leveled before they were discovered by scholars.

  Now we are standing at a critical point. During the next ten years, China will complete the change from traditional to modern. The mission of the scholars of my generation is to study and preserve Chinese vernacular buildings as many as possible.

2.  Recent Books: A series of five on The Xianxia Trail.
  Xianxia Trail is an overland connection of the Qiantang River to the Min River. These two rivers were most important in history of China next to the Yangtse River and the Yellow River. The trail is 120 kms long and it gave great commercial influence to the towns, villages and temples alongside. These settlements and buildings show us a perspective quite different from what we have known about traditional (and agricultural) China. Xianxia trail is also an extended part of the Ocean Silk Road. The five books were published by Shanghai Sanlian Bookstore.

3. Doctoral dissertation: An Architectural Study on Chinese Ancient Opera-buildings.
  The dissertation discusses the architectural form of ancient theatres and its historic transition. It also concerns relevant factors in society, economy and religion. Watching drama was an important festival activity in history of China, especially in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), when Li-Fang System slacked and urban economy rose.

4.  Book: The Castle-villages in Yu County.
  The castle-villages in Yu County are evidences to the historic conflicts between the agricultural and the nomadic. In the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), given the frequent intrusion from northern nomadic troopers, the Chinese Central government decided to rebuild the Great Wall and adopted the policy of station troops (Tun Jun) so as to protect the capital. The people along the frontiers built a large number of castle-villages for self-defense. In the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), the military function of these castle-villages was weakened while the living and commercial function was more in need. Public buildings of different types and scales, such as temples and opera-buildings, emerged inside and outside the castles. Yu County is the only place that has preserved so many castle-villages and their affiliated buildings in China.

5.  Book: Two Ceramic villages: Saningkou & Zhaoxian.
  Sanqingkou Village is located in Southeast China while Zhaoxian Village is in North China. The villagers lived on porcelain production from about 1700 until 1990s A.D. All kinds of their buildings, including the ancestor hall, the temples, the houses, the kilns, the factories and so on, are disposed according to porcelain production. The comparison between them is interesting and instructive, since they are different in architectural style, production and the social structure.

6.  An ongoing case study: A Hani Village called the Quanfu Middle Zhai.
 
Hani people have a long history of living in the Ailao Mountains to the south of Hong River. Since they had never invented text before 1950s, however, their settlements’ history relied only on wizards’ memory and villagers’ oral transferring. This resulted in the difficulty for the scholars nowadays to know the construction and development of a Hani village. In the Quanfu Middle Zhai, a young and modern Hani village that emerged 47 years ago, it is possible for us to interview the early residents who have been living here since the beginning of the village. Based on this, we may analyze in detail its birth and development.

7.  A Digital Library of SRCA
  The Society for Research in Chinese Architecture, established by Zhu Qiqian in 1930, was led by Liang Sicheng and Liu Dunzhen form 1931-1945. This project was a collaborative research processed from 2000-2003 by three departments: School of Architecture, Library of the university and Department of Computer Science. As one of the main members, I was in charge of resource collecting, metadata standards constituting (with librarians) and mark-up regulating

   8.  Traditional architecture investigation in Hong Kong (twice, 1998 & 2000). Led by Professor Guo Daiheng, I was a member of her team.

 

COURSES

1. Undergraduate

Vernacular Architecture (50-90 students in Spring)

2. Undergraduate

Architectural Design (1-5 5th-year students in Spring and Fall)

3. Undergraduate

Architectural Design (9 1st-year students in Spring)

4. Graduate Joint-studio

Architectural Design (10 1st-year students in Spring, with Professor Xu Maoyan) 

 

CONFERENCES

The 16th Chinese Academic Conference on Vernacular Architecture, Guangzhou, China, November 2008

The 17h Chinese Academic Conference on Vernacular Architecture, Kaifeng, China, December 2009

The 18h Chinese Academic Conference on Vernacular Architecture, Jinan, China, November 2010

Hoian International Symposium on Heritage, Hoian, Vietnam, October 2009

International Policy Forum on Urban Growth and Conservation in Euro-Asian Corrdior, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2010

 

PUBILICATIONS

Journal Papers

1. Luo Deyin, Huo Xiao Wei & Zhang Jingjing, “A Research on Songyuanxia Village”, Community, vol 53. January, 2013.

2. Zhang Jingjing, Luo Deyin & Huo Xiao Wei, “The Ancestral Hall and the Ancestral Activities of Songyuanxia Viillage”, Community, vol 53. January, 2013.

3. Zhang Jingjing, Luo Deyin & Huo Xiao Wei, “A Research on Guihutang Village”, Community, vol 53. January, 2013.

4. Luo Deyin & Sun Na (mistaken as Huo Xiaowei, Zhang Jingjing & Qi Xiaojin), “Traditional Settlements of Hani, Yi, Dai and Zhuang Nationalities in Yuanyang County, Yunnan Province”, Community, vol 53. January, 2013.

5. Luo Deyin & Sun Na, “Surveys and Analyses of Three Hani Villages”, Community, vol 53. January, 2013.

6. Luo Deyin & Sun Na, “Quqi-A Zhuang People’s Village”, Community, vol 53. January, 2013.

7. Sun Na, Luo Deyin & Huo Xiao, “A Comparative Study on Traditional Dwellings of Hani, Yi, Dai and Zhuang Nationalities in Yuanyang County, Yunnan Province”, Community, vol 43. March, 2011.

8. Luo Deyin, Sun Na & Huo Xiao, “The Construction of a Hani Village: A Historical Study of Quanfu Middle Village, Yuanyang County, Yunnan Province”, Community, vol 43. March, 2011.

9. Luo Deyin, Sun Na & Li Ting, “An Analysis on Multi Holy Woods vs Single Moqiu Field in Quanfu Hani Village, Yuanyang County, Yunnan Province”, Community, vol 43. March, 2011.

10. Luo Deyin & Yin Lu, “The Interaction between Field Work and Library Work: In the case study of the Qinghu Wharf”, World Architecture, vol 247. January, 2011.

11. Yin Lu & Luo Deyin, “The Agricultral Elements in the Evolvement Mechanism of Chinese Traditional Villages”, South Architecture, vol 140. December, 2010.

12. Mao Ge & Luo Deyin, “A Research on the Village Emtrances of Longji”, Treatises on Architectural History. Vol 26. June, 2010.

13. Luo Deyin, “The Sanqingkou Ceramic Viallge”, Treatises on Architectural History. Vol 24. February, 2009.

14. Sun Na & Luo Deyin, “The Terraces and Villages of Longji”, Chinese Cultural Heritages, Vol 29. January, 2009.

15. Luo Deyin, “A Review of Hatje Lexicon der Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts”, World Architecture. Vol 200. February, 2007.

16. Luo Deyin, “A Research on The Castles in Yu County”, Treatises on Architectural History. Vol 22. August, 2006.

17. Luo Deyin, “Facist Cities: Latina & Sabaudia”, World Architecture. Vol 193. July, 2006.

18. Luo Deyin. “A Research on Shijia Temple, Yu County”, Treatises on Architectural History. Vol 21. July, 2005.

19. Luo Deyin, “An Art Without Innovation:A Review on ‘Vernacular Architecture’”, World Architecture. Vol 177. March, 2005.

20. Luo Deyin. “Cinese Opera-building: Its Characters, Its Evolvement and Its Enlightenment”, Treatises on Architectural History. Vol 20. April, 2004.

21. Luo Deyin & Qin Youguo. “The Five Stages of the Relationship between Chinese Drama and Chinese Ancient Theatre”. Treatises on Architectural History. Vol 16. May, 2002.

22. Deyin Luo, Kaihua Wu and Chunxiao Xing. “Metadata and Knowledge Management in Architecture”. Journals of Chinese University Libraries, Beijing, April, 2002.

23. Luo Deyin & Qin Youguo. “The Acoustics Measurement and Analysis of De Heyuan Theatre in Summer Palace”. Treatises on Architectural History. Vol 13, October, 2000.

24. Luo Deyin & Qin Youguo. “Reverberation and Analysis of Two Ancient Theatres”. Central Chinese Architecture, Wuhan, April, 2001.

25. Luo Deyin. “Resource Collecting of Digital Library”. Treatises on Architectural History. Vol 15, October, 2001.

26. Luo Deyin. “An Analysis on the Weilongwu Buildings of Qiaoxiang Village, Meixian County, Guangdong Province”. International Conference on Architecture and Local Culture & ASC2001 Annual Convention, Beijing, December, 2001.

27. Luo Deyin & Qin Youguo. “The Development of Chinese Ancient Theatre-Stage”. Treatises on Architectural History. Vol 14, April, 2001.

 

Books

1.  Luo Deyin, Sun Na, Huo XIaowei & Gao Xiang“The Villages in Honghe Hani Terraces” , Beijing: China Architecture & Building Press, June 2013.

2.  Luo Deyin & Huang Jing“Qingyuan Town” , Beijing:Tsinghua University Press, June 2013.

3.  Sun Na & Luo Deyin“Longji Thirteen Villages” , Beijing:Tsinghua University Press, June 2013.

4.  Luo Deyin & Wan Junzhe [edit]“Zhai Ji: China House 1990-2010 ” , Shanghai: The Tongji University Press, June 2010.

5.  Luo Deyin“Chinese Theatre-stage” , Nanjing: The Southeast University Press, September 2009.

6.  Luo Deyin“The Xianxia Trail” , Shanghai: Sanlian Bookstore, March 2009.

7.  Luo Deyin“The Qinghu Wharf” , Shanghai: Sanlian Bookstore, March 2009.

8.  Luo Deyin“The Xiakou Town” , Shanghai: Sanlian Bookstore, April 2009.

9.  Luo Deyin“The Nianbadu Town” , Shanghai: Sanlian Bookstore, April 2009.

10. Luo Deyin“The Guanqian Wharf” , Shanghai: Sanlian Bookstore, October 2009.

11. Luo Deyin. “Two Ceramic Villages: Sanqingkou & Zhaoxian”, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, January 2008.

12. Luo Deyin. “The Castle-villages in Yu County”, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, November 2007.

13. Li Qiuxiang, Luo Deyin & Jia Jun, “Chinese Vernacular House: North”, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, May 2010

14. Li Qiuxiang, Luo Deyin, Chen Zhihua & Lou Qingxi, “Chinese Vernacular House: Zhejiang”, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, May 2010

15. Li Qiuxiang, Luo Deyin, He Congrong & Chen Zhihua, “Chinese Vernacular House: Fujian”, Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, May 2010

16. Luo Deyin & Zhang Lan. Translation of “The Story of Architecture” (Written by Jonathan Glancey and published by D.K. Company), Beijing: Sanlian Bookstore, 2003.

17. Luo Deyin, Zhao Wenwen & Bao Zhiyu, Translation of “The Four Elements of Architecture and Other Writings” (Wrriten by Gottfried Semper and published by Cambridge University Press), Beijing: China Architecture & Building Press, January 2010.