Spatial Habitus: Making and Meaning in Asia’s Architecture

Series Editors

Ronald G. Knapp (SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Geography at the State University of New York at New Paltz, USA)
Xing Ruan (Professor of Architecture in the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Australia)

Editorial Advisory Board

Nezar Alsayyad, University of California-Berkeley, USA
Kazi Ashraf, Bengal Institute of Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements, Bangladesh
Han Pilwon, Hannam University, Korea
Puay-peng Ho, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Liu Jie, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
William Logan, Deakin University, Australia
David P.Y. Lung, University of Hong Kong, HKSAR
Amos Rapoport, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Joseph Rykwert, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Nancy S. Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Yi-Fu Tuan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Marcel Vellinga, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Roxana Waterson, National University of Singapore
Zhao Chen, University of Nanking, China

Books in the Spatial Habitus series explore the socio-cultural, historical, and environmental factors that influence the structure and meaning of Asia’s architecture—the buildings, settlements, cities, and landscapes of more than half the world’s population. Drawing on the original research of established as well as younger scholars, the series—richly illustrated with photographs, line drawings, and maps—focuses on the ways in which various factors shape built forms and explores how meanings are transmitted through architecture. As the title Spatial Habitus suggests, the series emphasizes the interactive and meaningful relationship between people and their built world.

Disciplinary connection in aim and border-crossing in extent, Spatial Habitus: Making and Meaning in Asia’s Architecture presents syntheses, introduces new areas for investigation, and offers novel understandings of earlier scholarship. Encompassing research throughout Asia, the series produces work intended to provide lessons and inspiration for academics, architects, planners, and citizens as they construe and construct future built environments.

Traces of the Sage: Monument, Materiality, and the First Temple of Confucius, written by James A. Flath (March 2016)

Chinese Architecture in an Age of Turmoil, 200-600, written by Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt (November 2014, published in association with Hong Kong University Press)

Kyoto: An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital, written by Matthew Stavros (October 2014)

Architecturalized Asia: Mapping a Continent through History, edited by Vimalin Rujivacharakul, H. Hazel Hahn, Ken Tadashi Oshima, and Peter Christensen (December 2013, published in association with Hong Kong University Press)

The Hermit’s Hut: Architecture and Asceticism in India, Kazi K. Ashraf (November 2013)

Architecture and Urbanism in Modern Korea, Inha Jung (July 2013), published in association with Hong Kong University Press)

China’s Contested Capital: Architecture, Ritual, and Response in Nanjing, Charles D. Musgrove (July 2013, published in association with Hong Kong University Press)

Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China, Bianca Bosker (January 2013, published in association with Hong Kong University Press)

Architecture and Metaphor: Song Culture in the Yingzao Fashi Building Manual, Jiren Feng (June 2012, published in association with Hong Kong University Press)

Chinese Architecture and the Beaux-Arts, edited by Jeffrey W. Cody, Nancy S. Steinhardt, and Tony Atkin (2011, published in association with Hong Kong University Press)

Allegorical Architecture: Living Myth and Architectonics in Southern China, by Xing Ruan (2006; out of print)

House Home Family: Living and Being Chinese, edited by Ronald G. Knapp and Kai-Yin Lo (2005; out of print)