Lian Zhai

Lian Zhai

Lian Zhai is currently a PhD researcher at the KU Leuven’s Faculty of Architecture. She obtained her bachelors degree in architecture and masters in architecture history and theory from Southeast University, China. Her main research interests are  garden history, cultural memory and cross-cultural communication. Lian’s current research focuses on the cross-cultural communication of Chinese gardens built in Europe since 1978. Her PhD project is entitled The meaning of the Chinese garden: cross-cultural communication of Chinese gardens built in Europe since 1978 and is supervised by Hilde Heynen.