Qinghua Guo teaches East Asian architecture at The University of Melbourne, Australia.
She is a committee member of the International Society for Chinese Architectural History Studies, and the International Society for Manchu Architectural History Studies.
publications include Chinese Architecture and Planning: Ideals, Methods and Techniques (2005), A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture (2002) and The Structure of Chinese Timber Architecture: Twelfth Century Design Standards and Construction Principles (1999).
The Mingqi Pottery Buildings of Han Dynasty China is a study of an intriguing and important aspect of Chinese architecture and burial practice that has never been fully understood.
Mingqi is a complex term referring to objects of almost any variety placed in Chinese tombs.
The subset of Han grave goods discussed in this book are pottery works shaped like buildings.
More architectural mingqi are found in Han (206 BCE-220 CE) tombs than in earlier or later periods; thousands survive and hundreds are illustrated in the book.
tells the reader at the outset that she
will not attempt to discuss the origins or evolution of mingqi.