Liang, Samuel Y.
Title:
Assistant Professor - Humanities
Office:
LA 121
Phone:
863 6266
Last Updated: 7/30/14 -

 Education

Ph.D. 2006, Art History, Binghamton University, SUNY;

MA. History of Architecture, 1994, Department of Architecture, Tongji University, Shanghai

 

Professional Interests

Architecture and urbanism in modern and contemporary China and East Asia; Chinese spatial and visual culture; Chinese arts and material culture; cultural discourses of urban change; theories of modernity; space and governance; postcolonial identities; aesthetic influences between European and China

 

Selected Publications

Authored books

Remaking China’s Great Cities: Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansions (Routledge, forthcoming in 2014).  

Mapping Modernity in Shanghai: Space, Gender, and Visual Culture in the Sojourners’ City 1853–98. London: Routledge, 2010, xviii, 218 pp. (paperback 2012)

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415569132/ 

Chinese version of Mapping Modernity in Shanghai (Beijing: The Commercial Press, forthcoming in 2014)

Journal articles (refereed)

“Planning and Its Discontents: Contradictions and Continuities in Remaking China’s Great Cities, 1950-2010,” Urban History, 40.3 (2013).   

 “最后的先锋派:国际情境主义和建筑电讯派” (Last Avant-gardes: Situationist International and Archigram), 《建筑师》(Architects) 154 (2011): 5-10.  

 “The Expo Garden and Heterotopia: Staging Shanghai between Postcolonial and (Inter)national Global Power,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 9, Issue 38 No 1 (2011). http://www.japanfocus.org/-Samuel-Liang/3602

“Property-Driven Urban Change in Post-Socialist Shanghai: Reading the Television Series Woju,” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 39, no.4 (2010): 3-28.

 “上海弄堂的革命與懷舊: 从中共‘一大’會址到新天地” (The Revolution and Nostalgia of Shanghai Longtang: From the CCP First Congress Memorial to Xintiandi),《台灣社會研究季刊》(Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies) 76 (2009): 393-416.

“Where the Courtyard Meets the Street: Spatial Culture of the Li Neighborhoods, Shanghai, 1870-1900,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 67, no.4 (2008): 482-503.

“Amnesiac Monument, Nostalgic Fashion: Shanghai’s New Heaven and Earth,” Wasafiri 23, no.3 (special issue on Chinese writings, 2008): 47-55.

“Ephemeral Households, Marvelous Things: Business, Gender, and Material Culture in Flowers of Shanghai,” Modern China 33, no.3 (2007): 377-418.

“High-Tech Cities and the Primitive Jungle: Visionary Urbanism in Europe and Japan of the 1960s,” International Studies in Philosophy 36, no.2 (2004): 45-66.


Other journal articles

“Asia, Faraway or Next Door: Reflections on AAS 2010 and Downtown Philadelphia,” The China Beat, April 2010. http://www.thechinabeat.org/?p=1865.

“The Past and Present of the CCP First Congress Memorial, Shanghai,” The China Beat, January 2009. http://www.thechinabeat.org/?p=343.

“The Fluctuation of Yin Yang: A Sex Model in Chinese Philosophy and Medicine,” American Philosophical Association Newsletters 2, no.2 (2003): 17-21.   

Book Reviews

Review of The Making of Hong Kong: From Vertical to Volumetric. By Barrie Shelton, Justyna Karakiewicz, and Thomas Kvan. London: Routledge, 2010. Built Environment 37, no.3 (2011): 370-72.

Review of Cosmopolitan Publics: Anglophone Print Culture in Semi-Colonial Shanghai. By Shuang Shen. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009. Modern China Literature and Culture (March 2011) http://mclc.osu.edu/rc/pubs/reviews/liang.htm.

Review of Lifestyle and Entertainment in Yangzhou. Edited by Lucie Olivová and Vibeke Børdahl. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2009. The China Quarterly 204 (2010): 1021-23.

Review of Global Shanghai, 1850-2010: A History in Fragments. By Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom. London: Routledge, 2009. Pacific Affairs 83, no.3 (2010): 589-91.

Review of Allegorical Architecture: Living Myth and Architectonics in Southern China. By Xing Ruan. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2006. Journal of Asian Studies 67, no.1 (2008): 284-86.

 

Selected Presentations 

Dec 10, 2011  Opening Week Symposium, Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale

“Contradictions in Shenzhen Urbanism: Linear Sprawl, Heterotopias, and the Central Axis”

Apr 29, 2011  School of Urban Planning and Architecture, Tongji

晚清上海城市建筑及空间文化的现代性 (Mapping Modernity in Shanghai: Space, Gender, and Visual Culture, 1853-1898)

Oct 26, 2010   Royal Asiatic Society China in Shanghai, Mesa-Manifesto, Shanghai

“Mapping Modernity in Shanghai: Space, Gender, and Visual Culture”

 

May 14, 2009  Cornerhouse, Manchester, “ China’s Great Leap Forward: Past and Present.” Public lecture, in conjunction with the exhibition “State Legacy”

 

Apr 21, 2009  Manchester Architecture Research Centre, University of Manchester

 “‘Beautiful Pictures on a Blank Sheet of Paper’: Utopian Planning and Urban Sprawl in Contemporary China

 

Mar 2011  Shenzhen+ China, Utopias+Dystopias: An Interdisciplinary Conference, The History, Theory and Criticism Program, MIT Department of Architecture

“The Urban Sprawl of 'Beautiful Pictures on a Blank Sheet': Contradictions in Chinese Urbanism”

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Sept 2010  張愛玲誕辰九十周年國際學術研討會  (Symposium for the Ninetieth Birthday Anniversary of Eileen Chang), Hong Kong Baptist University

張愛玲作品中的晚清文化:性別,現代性和舊式家族的衰落(Late Qing Themes in Eileen Chang: Gender, modernity, and the household in decline)

 

Mar 2010  Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia

Middle Classes or Property Slaves? Images and Social Tension in China’s Property Culture”