Abundance Quantity Control The City of Maximum Quantities The City of Labour Prudence The Body in Safety and Danger Degrees of Care Antisepsis Figuration The Empire of Figures Memory without Location Colonies of Beauty and Violence
Li Shiqiao is Weedon Professor in Asian Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Virginia, where he teaches courses on history and theory of architecture, and architectural design studios. He studied architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing and obtained his PhD from AA School of Architecture and Birkbeck College, University of London. Li practiced architecture in London and Hong Kong, and initiated design proposals which were published and exhibited in journals and international exhibitions. Some of his design research and teaching is featured in Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong: 2014, edited with Esther Lorenz). His research agenda contribute towards an understanding of Asian architecture with its intellectual independence and influences. His theoretical writings appeared in major international peered reviewed journals, and his books include Understanding the Chinese City (London: Sage, 2014), Architecture and Modernization (Beijing: 2009) and Power and Virtue, Architecture and Intellectual Change in England 1650-1730 (London and New York: Routledge, 2007). He was keynote speaker at University of Johannesburg, RMIT University, Melbourne University, Southeast University, Peking University, Beijing Normal University, and lectured widely in academic institutions throughout the world. He taught at AA School of Architecture, National University of Singapore and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Asked what was the difference between Japanese space and `western'
space, Maki declared emphatically: `Nothing!' Tackling differences
in spatial thinking from inside both `western' and Chinese
thinking, Li Shiqiao demonstrates how mental space, Chinese and
'western,' is determined by culture. -- Professor Leon van
Li Shiqiao reveals continuities between ancient Chinese city formations and current urban organizations where others see only rupture and chaos. No other work on the staggering urban explosion in China so deftly displays the complexities of these current formulations. Bringing an impressive array of disciplines into conversation with each other, this book gestures toward what urban studies could and should be.-- Professor Ryan Bishop
Li Shiqiao has written the only book on the Chinese city that captures at once the accelerated hypermodernity of the Shanghai stock exchange and 2500 years of Daoist and Confucian culture. It will be a classic.-- Professor Scott Lash
The book not only provides a new framework and fresh thinking for research on the Chinese city but also contributes to contemporary urban studies by providing a model for cultural-based research on urbanisation. Understanding the Chinese City is an excellent book. It is suitable not only for academic researchers for research purposes but also for readers interested in Chinese culture.-- Na Ta, East China Normal