Qinghua Guo

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Chinese Architecture and Planning: Ideals, Methods and Techniques

Qinghua Guo, BArch (Harbin) PhD (CTH)
Associate Professor
Senior Lecturer in Asian Architecture and Planning

Email: qinghua@

Qinghua Guo studied architecture at the Department of Architecture, Harbin University of Technology, China, and worked as a researcher at the Institute of Architectural History, Beijing. She received her PhD in architectural history at the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Following that, she was a researcher at the Kyoto University, Japan, before commencing at The University of Melbourne where she teaches East Asian architecture. She is a committee member of the International Society for Chinese Architectural History Studies, and the International Society for Manchu Architectural History Studies.

Current teaching responsibilities
702-234/834 Asian Architecture B
702-302 Architectural Design 3A
702-403 Architectural Design 4A

Research interests history of architectural design and city planning; building technology in East Asia with a particular focus on China traditional architectural representation: drawing and model Funded research Project MANCHURIAN IMPERIAL PALACE IN SHENYANG Collaborated with Professor Chen Bochao, Shenyang Architecture University Year 2005-7 Source China National Science Fund

Project Korean IMPERIAL PALACE: a camparitive approach Year 2003 Source Korean Foundation

Project Changchun: Unfinished Capital Planning of Manzhouguo, 1932-42 Year 2002 Source Publication and Research Support Scheme

Project TIMBER BUILDING STRUCTURES IN CHISON KOREA Year 2002 Source International Collaborative Research Grants

Project TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURAL HEATING SYSTEMS IN NORTH-EAST ASIA Year 2001 Source Melbourne Research Development Grant Scheme

Project Tomb Architecture of Dynastic China Changchun; the Architecture and Planning of Manchukuo (1932–45) Year 2001 Source Publication and Research Support Scheme

Awards received Korea Foundation Fellow (2002) First prize in the 2002 Yuyao Exhibition Centre and Master Planning competition with (Missingham, G. and Design Inc, 2002) International Urban Design Competition for Shenyang University Campus Faculty Building and Housing – Third Prize (with Whitford, S. & D. Radovic, 2000) Recent publications Books

Guo, Q. 2005 Chinese Architecture and Planning: Ideals, Methods and Techniques. Stuttgart: Edition Axel Menges.

Guo, Q. 2002 A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture (Chinese-English Edition). Melbourne: Images Publisher.

Guo,Q. 1999 The Structure of Chinese Timber Architecture: Twelfth Century Design Standards and Construction Principles. London: Minerva Press.