[ASEAN 50] Shophouse in Southeast Asia and Qilou in South China

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults, Educators
  • Category: Heritage, Singapore & S.E.A
Sun, 10 Sep, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT+8)

National Library

Level 5 - Possibility Room

100 Victoria Street, National Library Board, Singapore 188064

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  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults, Educators

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The event is organised by the Singapore Society of Asian Studies (SSAS). For registration and enquiries, please email to SSAS at:
sgsocasianstudies@gmail.com.


Singapore Society of Asian Studies (SSAS) Cultural Salon: Shophouse in Southeast Asia and Qilou in South China
(南洋店屋与华南骑楼)

This programme will be conducted in Mandarin.

Arcade buildings are common in cities. Regarded as a form of urban vernacular in Southeast Asia (in particular, Singapore and Malaysia), the shophouse’s counterpart in South China was known as Qilou《騎樓》. Both were known for their recessed spaces at ground level (i.e. five-foot-way), which were used as passageways for people.

Through tracing the origins of this building typology in two different contexts, Dr Chen Yu, Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, will share insights into the exchange of urban and architectural cultures across the region.

For more information, please visit
https://sgsocietyofasianstudies.wordpress.com/.

About the Speaker
Dr Chen Yu is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. She received her Ph.D. in 2006 from the National University of Singapore and won the 2008 JAABE Best Paper Award.  Her research interests are the history of Chinese cities as well as the architecture and urban transformation of treaty ports in East Asia. She teaches architectural design studio and theory and elements of urban design.


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