AU: 3.0
Programme: CEE

Introduction to traditional Chinese architecture including palaces, homes, temples, tombs, and gardens: the characteristic of Chinese traditional architectures, and their historical and cultural backgrounds. Engineering aspects of the traditional Chinese architectures: infrastructure systems; construction materials; foundations and structural forms. Introduction to some man-made wonders in ancient China like Great Wall, Dujiangyan Dam, Great Canal, etc


3 hour lecture. No final examination. Assessment consist of personal assignment (50%) and class participation : group project and presentation.