Visiting the Ancient Relics beyond the Great Wall 塞外訪古
2013, Tianjin University -
University of Hong Kong Architectural Field Study
28 students of the Department of Architecture, HKU led by Prof. Tao Zhu and Prof. Weijen Wang;
40 students/ teachers of the Tianjin University, Tongji University, Southeast University, Chongqing University, South China University of Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University.
1. Visit and study a
group of Chinese classical structures in Hebei （河北）and Liaoning
(遼寧), including The Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples in
Chengde（承德避暑山莊和外八廟）, the Ten Thousands Buddha Monastery Grottoes
and Fengguo Temple in Yi County (義縣萬佛堂石窟和奉國寺), and Great Wall at
Shanhaiguan Pass (長城山海關).
2. Visit the School
of Architecture, Tianjin University and Tianjin City.
(All tours guided by the teachers of Tianjin University will be conducted in Putonghua.)
3. All Students are
required to make study reports, to join the exhibition and review
at Tianjin University at the end of program. HKU students are also
required to hold an exhibition to share their learning experience
with other students in the coming fall semester at the Department
of Architecture, HKU.
Each HKU student will be responsible for his/her own round-trip flight tickets between Hong Kong- Tianjin. Tianjin University will cover all participants' lodging, food, transportation, site-seeing entry fees during the field trip in Hebei, Liaoning and Tianjin.
The program is open to all fulltime students registered in BAAS, MArch, MLA, MSc in Conservation, MPhil and PhD programs in the Department of Architecture, as well as students interested in history of Chinese architecture from HKU. Interested applicants please send a one-page CV to Ms. Esther Siu (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Department of Architecture before May 31st.
This field study will
organize students to explore the rich architectural heritage in the
northeast area of Hebei （河北）and Liaoning (遼寧) beyond the Great
Wall. Students will visit an extraordinary set of classical
Mountain Resort and its Outlying Temples in Chengde,
Hebei（河北承德避暑山莊和外八廟） - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with
its vast and rich collection of Chinese landscapes and buildings
considered as a culmination of all the variety of gardens, pagodas,
temples and palaces from various regions of China;
- The Ten
Thousands Buddha Monastery Grottoes - the biggest and
oldest grottoes in northeast China, and Fengguo
Temple, a Liao Dynasty temple famous for its Grand Hall
hosting seven giant Buddha statues that was featured in Wong
Kar-wai recent film The Grandmaster （一代宗師）, both in Yi
County, Liaoning (遼寧義縣萬佛堂石窟和奉國寺);
- Shanhaiguan Pass (長城山海關), featuring the eastern end of the main line of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall and acclaimed as the "First Pass Under Heaven", in Qinhuangdao, Hebei（河北秦皇島）.
This program will be an invaluable lesson for students to gain firsthand knowledge and insight about Chinese classical architecture.