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Cultural Sustainability of Chinese Architecture in China

Submission deadline: 01 March 2023
Special Issue Editors
Jie Zhang
School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Interests: Urban Conservation and Design
Donia Zhang
Neoland School of Chinese Culture, Ontario, Canada
Interests: Architectural humanities; Architecture and urbanism; Courtyard architecture; Chinese culture; Philosophy of architecture
Special Issue Information

Due to modernization and the current trend of creating international architectural style, historic cities in China, like elsewhere in the world, are facing challenges today on how to best preserve, restore, renovate, regenerate, transform, and inherit the national architectural heritage for maintaining the local and regional identity. This special issue discusses ways of addressing this critical situation, it may include but not limited to the following cultural districts:


Type A: Around Water 

  1. Beijing Shichahai Lake District 
  2. Jinan Daming Lake District 
  3. Penglai District
  4. Nanjing Qinhuai River District 
  5. Yangzhou Slender West Lake District 
  6. Hangzhou West Lake District 
  7. Suzhou Pingjiang District 
  8. Wuxi Nanchan Temple District 
  9. Wuhan Jiang’an District
  10. Xiamen Gulangyu 


Type B: Over Land/Hill 

  1. Tianjin Wu Da Dao 
  2. Qingdao Xiaoyu Hill 
  3. Xi’an Qujiang District
  4. Shanghai Chenghuang (City God) Temple 
  5. Chengdu Luodai Ancient Town 
  6. Luoyang 
  7. Kaifeng 
  8. Jingdezhen 
  9. Zhenjiang Mao Mountain Scenic Area 
  10. Fuzhou Sanfang Qixiang (Three Lanes and Seven Alleys) 
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Journal of Chinese Architecture and Urbanism, Electronic ISSN: 2717-5626 Print ISSN: TBA, Published by AccScience Publishing