From Mao to Market : Evolution of the State Design Institutes in China

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Chinese Architecture
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Production of Buildings and Spaces in History
EditorsJianfei Zhu, Chen Wei, Li Hua
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutlegde
Chapter32
Pages536-550
ISBN (Electronic)9781315851112
ISBN (Print)9780415729222, 9781032363363
Publication statusOnline published - 30 Nov 2022

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NameRoutledge Handbooks

Abstract

The state-owned architectural design institute was a product of planned economy emerging in the 1950s, when the government was carrying out large-scale national reconstruction with a political vision. This chapter describes an evolution of the institute from its inception to a market reform and onto its current mode of practice. By studying historical documents, prominent designs, and leading architects, this chapter explores the way the institutes operated in the building of urban fabric of the cities nation-wide as a productive office of the state. This chapter provides both detailed cases and general perspectives for a comprehensive understanding of the institute.

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From Mao to Market : Evolution of the State Design Institutes in China. / Xue, Charlie Q. L.; Ding, Guanghui.

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Architecture: Social Production of Buildings and Spaces in History. ed. / Jianfei Zhu; Chen Wei; Li Hua. London : Routlegde, 2023. p. 536-550 (Routledge Handbooks).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review