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Architectural Theorisations and Phenomena in Asia

The Polychronotypic Jetztzeit

Authors: Lin, Francis Chia-Hui

  • Mediates between theorised Asia and Asianised theory
  • Provides an in-depth elaboration amongst various ‘alternatives’ that build up a subtle relationship with dominant discourses produced within the box of the Western intellectualism
  • Presents both useful theorisations and innovative empirical evidence that explain Asia’s architectural phenomena emerging in a contemporary global context
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This book is the first overall and detailed discussion of contemporary Asia’s architectural theorisations and phenomena based on its heteroglossic and decolonisation character. Lin presents a theoretical journey of transdisciplinary reflection upon contemporary Asia’s pragmatic phenomena which is methodologically achieved by means of elaborations of how tangible Asian architecture can be philosophically theorised and how interchangeable architectural theory is practically ‘Asianised’. Discussions in the book are critically integrated with comparative studies focused on Japan, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. These empirical examinations are highlights of phenomenal localities, architecture, cities and cultures which reference the historicity of the Asia Pacific, Asia’s contemporary architectural situations, and their subtle relationship with the ‘West’. The schematisation of intended ‘fuzziness’ for Asia and its architecture is framed as the notion polychronotypic jetztzeit to represent a present time-place context of contemporary Asian architecture and urbanism. This book will be of great interest to scholars of Asian Studies, Architectural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Urban Studies and Cultural Studies.

About the authors

​Francis Chia-Hui Lin is assistant professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan. He is an architectural historian, theorist and curator by training with a specialist focus on the postcoloniality of the Asia Pacific region. He is the author of Heteroglossic Asia (2015).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Writing and Unwriting Asian Architecture

    Lin, Francis Chia-Hui

    Pages 1-33

  • The Past in the Present: The Immediate Historicity of Asia

    Lin, Francis Chia-Hui

    Pages 37-70

  • Trans-boundary Methodologies: Cultural Appropriation and Heteroglossia

    Lin, Francis Chia-Hui

    Pages 71-100

  • Bracketing Before Framing: The Grounding of Colony Architecture

    Lin, Francis Chia-Hui

    Pages 101-137

  • The Tenryuubito and the Resistance to It: Exemplifying Cultural-Political Enclaves

    Lin, Francis Chia-Hui

    Pages 141-168

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58433-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58432-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Architectural Theorisations and Phenomena in Asia
Book Subtitle
The Polychronotypic Jetztzeit
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58433-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58433-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58432-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 266
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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