Contents: Background of the Concept; Classification; A Brief History of Accommodation Facilities (Hotels and Hostels); Operation and Management; Planning and Designing of Architecture and Space; Case Studies; Index.
Zhao Xiang first studied at Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology and later at Tsinghua University. After graduation he worked at the Design Institute for the Ministry of Commerce in China for close to a decade. Afterwards, he travelled to Japan to complete his Masters and PhD at the University of Tokyo, earning a PhD in Engineering. After working for the architectural firm Okada & Associates in Tokyo for four years, he became a full-time teacher at Fukuoka University. Since then, Xiang has served as the university's dean as well as director of the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.