BY PUAY-PENG HO, Ph.D.
will delineate the art and architecture of the Longxing Monastery
in the contexts of Song Buddhism and art history.
will compare its innovative achievements with contemporary structures in Japan.
Formerly from Singapore, Dr. Ho is the Chairman and Professor of the Architecture Department, Honorary Professor of Fine Arts, and the Dean of Students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He received his M.A. in Architecture with honors from the University of Edinburgh and his Ph.D. from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.
The recipient of many research grants, he
was a visiting scholar at Kyoto University
supported by the Japan Foundation
is an authority on China, vernacular and religious architecture within its environment.