Ying Wang

Ying Wang

Ying Wang obtained her bachelor and doctoral degrees in architecture from Tongji University and worked as a researcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for two years. In 2013 she began research at the University of Leuven as a Ph.D. candidate, focusing on the changing concept of style in twentieth-century Chinese architecture.  During 2015-2016, she spent one academic year at MIT, School of Architecture+Planning as visiting researcher. She published her book In Seeking of a Chinese Shiyang: The Conception of Style in Early Modern Chinese Architecture (2015), which was based on her doctoral thesis.  She regularly publishes in journals, such as The Architects (Beijing) and Time and Architecture (Shanghai). She presented her paper “Content, Form and Class Nature of Architecture in 1950s-China” at the Third International Meeting of European Architectural History Network (EAHN) in 2014 and “The Anxiety of Theories: ‘Postmodernism’ in 1980s China” at the Annual Conference of Society of American Historians (SAH) in 2017. Her PhD project is entitled The Haunting “Style”: shifting understanding of an aesthetic category in twentieth-century China and is supervised by Hilde Heynen.