From Elegance to Rigidity: Chinese Architecture under Mongol Rule (1260-1368)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

In an analysis of the influence of a non-Chinese dynasty on the evolution of traditional Chinese architecture from the tenth century through the seventeenth century, Dr. Zuo will discuss the technical and artistic changes effected by the Mongol Yuan Dynasty (1215-1368) upon the “elegance” of Song Dynasty (960-1279) architecture and the legacy of that effect on Ming Dynasty (1368=1644) constructions.

Dr. Zuo is an architectural historian specializing in East Asian architecture and historic preservation.

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