Name: Wang Yifan
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Professional Title: Associate professor for the Department of Architecture
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Education Background 

Tsinghua University, School of Architecture; Ph.D., July 2018, Doctoral Dissertation “Research on Pujing in the Historic City of Quanzhou” advised by Prof. Jie Zhang.

ETH Zürich, Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), Academic Guest, October 2015 to April 2016, advised by Prof. Philip Ursprung. 

Tsinghua University, School of Architecture; B.Arch, July 2013.

Teaching Courses

1st Year Architectural Design Studio

5th Year Architecture Thesis Projects 

Master Program Pingyao International Workshop

Southeast University-CEPT University Joint Summer Winter School

Lectures and Reports

“Re-Placing Genius Loci: An alternative model of architectural anthropology in Quanzhou,” by Y. Wang and J. Zhang, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture A World of Architectural History Conference, London, UK, November 2018. 

“Locality God and Place-making in Quanzhou,” Southeast University School of Architecture, Nanjing, China, November 2018.

“Yoshino-sugi-no-ie and Elements of Agricultural Landscape,” Mapping Local Knowledge Workshop Programme, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, November 2017.

“Administrative Division and Territorial Cults of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Quanzhou,” 2nd Symposium on Urban Design Knowledge and Practice, Shenzhen, China, October 2017.

“Antitheses in Aldo Rossi’s Analogous City,” Tsinghua University School of Architecture, Beijing, October 2017.

“A Stowaway From Sacred Metaphor to Everyday Life: Pujing Folk Religious Landscape in the Historic City of Quanzhou,” UIA 2017 World Architects Congress, Seoul, Korea, September 2017.

“Roadway Observation Notes Based On the Clue of ‘Made in Tokyo’,” Archiposition Lecture and Exhibition, Shenzhen, December 2016.

“Heritage, Place Identity and Spatial Recognition: Pujing Folk Religion in Historic City Quanzhou,” Doctoral Critics of the History & Theory of Architecture Doctoral Program, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland, December 2015.

“Space of Pujing Folk Religion Temples in Quanzhou,” Phenomenological Approaches On Meaning of Space 26th C-Salloon Talks, Beijing, September 2015. 

“Reformatting the Agglomeration’s Edge: Elements of Urban Design in Dagu Revitalization,” by Y. Wang and T. Xing, in 20th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society, Ghent, Belgium, May 2015. 


 “Influence and Resistance: Urban Renewal Strategy and Experiment in Nantou Old Town,” by Y. Wang, Z. Wang and X. Liu, Architectural Journal, 2018(05):42-46. 

 “The Confusion of Authenticity in Heritage Conservation in Old City: An Introspection into the Central Axis of Beijing for Inscription on the World Heritage List,” New Architecture, Vol.4 2016, pp. 120-123. 

“Value and Elements of Villages on the World Heritage List: An Analysis Based on Agricultural Villages and Agricultural Landscapes,” by J. Zhang, Y. Wang and Y. Zhang, Community, Vol.5 2016, pp.11-17.

“Strategies for Regional Coordination Towards Common Ground: Chicago’s Regional Planning,” in Urban Governance and Planning Reform, Vol.13: Regional Planning and Urban Economics, Urban Planning Society of China, 2014:11. 

 “Sea, Land and Farming,” by S. Qin, C. Liu, Y. Wang and B. Zhang, in Future Arquitecturas, Vol.8: Adaptive Building Challenges, Future Arquitecturas s.l., 2013:6. 

Translation English to Chinese, Chinese Urbanism Beyond the Beaux-Arts: 1978-2008 by J. Zhang, Journal of Urban and Regional Planning, Vol.1 2013, pp. 40-65. 

Translation English to Chinese, Asian Cities As Seen From Europe by M. Bonino. in Comparison of Architectural and Urban Culture Between East and West Lecture Series. Tsinghua University, April 2013. 

Funded Research

“Preservation and Sustainable Development of Historic Area As Historic Urban Landscape,” funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, directed by J. Zhang, Beijing: Tsinghua University, December 2017.

“The Overall Preservation of World Heritage Villages” funded by State Administration of Cultural Heritage, directed by J. Zhang, Beijing: Tsinghua University, March 2013.


 “The Invisible Village: Urbanization and Reconstruction of Religious Space”, UABB 2017 Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, December 2017 to February 2018.

“Influence and Resistance”, curated by Zigeng Wang and Yifan Wang, 2017 Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen, December 2017 to March 2018.

“CITY X: Curatorial Proposal for Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition”, curated by Keyang Tang, Yifan Wang, Yanan He, Nan Lei and Yang Xiang, Shenzhen, October 2017.

Independent publishing book “The Return of Orpheus”, Art Book in China 2017, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, August 2017.

Works 2008-2017, CAA Nanshan Art Museum, Hangzhou, June 2017.


“Cityscape In Gap Space,” Archiposition, May 2017.

“Interview with Toyo Ito,” Archiposition, April 2017.

“Architectural and Urban Adventures Starting From Tokyo,” Archiposition, November 2016.

“Scale of A House,” Archiposition, October 2016.

“On Sumida Hokusai Museum,” Archiposition, July 2016.

“Traditional Villages: How the World Preserves Them,” and “Heritage Should Spark Recognition and Acknowledgement of the Past” in Preserve the past to live the future, China Daily, March 2015.