Wang, Nan

May 1–August 31, 2019. Harvard University

Tsinghua University


  • May 1–August 31, 2019. Harvard University
Nan Wang 王南 received his Bachelor of Architecture at the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University in 2001 and his Ph.D. in the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University in 2008, studying under Professor Wu Liangyong. Since 2009, he has been a lecturer at Tsinghua University, teaching architectural and urban design courses. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Institute of The Forbidden City in Beijing since 2019. His main research interests are the history and proportions of traditional Chinese architecture. His most important academic books are Rules of Square and Circle, Harmony of Heaven and Earth: A Research on the Proportions of Chinese Traditional Capital Cities and Architectures (2018), The Traditional Architecture of Beijing (2016), and Ancient Capital City Beijing (2012). Since 2013, Nan Wang has published nine volumes of the series of“Epic of Architecture” in Duku, a famous Chinese magazine on arts and humanities, including “The Pantheon,” “Tombs of Han Dynasty,” “Pagodas and Grottoes Coming to the East, “Stone Remains of the Six Dynasties, “Golden Heaven, “Dreams back to Tang Dynasty,” “Sacred Monasteries,” ”Mysterious Book of Ying Zao,” and “Structure of Wood and Spirit of Zen.”
As a Visiting Scholar, Wang presented a three-part lecture series on the Vernacular Architecture of Huizhou. You can read a short report on the lecture series here: https://camlab.fas.harvard.edu/news/vernacular-huizhou-architecture. He also delivered a three-part lecture series on Chinese Buddhist Pagodas