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A Solitary Traveler in the Long Night

Tong Jun — The Later Years 1963–1983

By (author) Zhang Qin


Publishing 13th May 2024
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    • This is perhaps the only book on Tong Jun, an outstanding architect and architectural educator in contemporary China
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    Tong Jun was an outstanding architect and architectural educator in contemporary China. He was widely considered an all-round talent in theory, creation, writing and painting in Chinese architecture. He had a deep foundation in ancient Chinese literature, and studied Chinese classical poetry since childhood. While studying at the University of Pennsylvania, he won many awards in the national architectural student design competition. He has left behind many works and manuscripts on landscape, architecture, and architecture history, sculpture history, and painting history that have enlightened and educated many generations. However, there are few records about him. This book recollects the last 20 years of his life, and introduces the reader to the very real and vivid practitioner that was Tong Jun.

    About the Author

    Zhang Qin graduated from Southeast University with a bachelor's degree in architecture and went on and obtained her master's degree and doctorate from Tongji University. She has engaged in the protection of urban historical and cultural heritage for many years and has been presented with many awards by the Chinese government and Unesco. In 2015 she delivered a keynote speech on China's urban heritage protection at the opening ceremony of the 16th Annual Conference of International Organizations of National Trust, Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

    Images Publishing
    Publish date
    13th May 2024
    Paperback / softback
    235 mm x 150 mm
    168 Pages
    8 color, 41 b&w
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