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 《規矩方圓天地之和 – 中國古代都城,建築群與單體建築之構圖比例研究》 (Rules of Square and Circle, Harmony of Heaven and Earth: A Research on the Proportions of Chinese Traditional Capital Cities and Architectures), 2018, 《北京古建築地圖》 (The Traditional Architecture of Beijing), 2016, and 《古都北京》 (Ancient Capital City Beijing), 2012. Since 2013, Nan Wang has published nine volumes of the series of 建築史詩 (Epic of Architecture) in Duku, a famous Chinese magazine on arts and humanities, including 《萬神殿堂》 (The Pantheon), 《漢家陵闕》(Tombs of Han Dynasty), 《塔窟東來》(Pagodas and Grottoes Coming to the East), 《六朝遺石》(Stone Remains of the Six Dynasties), 《金色天國》 (Golden Heaven), 《夢迴唐朝》 (Dreams back to Tang Dynasty), 《修道聖所》(Sacred Monasteries), 《營造天書》(Mysterious Book of Ying Zao), and 《木骨禪心》(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