Liang and Lin: Partners in Exploring China's Architectural Past

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 207 pages
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In Liang and Lin: Partners in Exploring China's Architectural Past, Wilma Fairbank documents, from both a historical and a uniquely personal perspective, the professional and personal achievements of Liang and Lin. Wilma and her husband, the late John King Fairbank, Harvard University's eminent historian of modern China, were intimate and lifelong friends of Liang and Lin. It is this relationship that allows the author, herself a noted researcher of art and architecture, to paint a vivid picture of the couple within the context of China's turbulent past.
 

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Contents

Favorite Son
3
Favorite Daughter
10
Their Teens
15
Professional Studies
23
Homecoming
31
Achievements 19281937
39
A Professorship
41
In Peking
45
Uprooted
114
The Capital and the Village
123
The Stress of Poverty
128
New Hopes
133
Between War and Revolution 19461948
135
Wars End
137
Return to Kunming and Peking
143
Honors 1947
148

Architectural Historian
49
Search for Surviving Buildings
54
The Liang Household
60
Further Searches
65
A Joint Expedition in Shansi
73
Japanese Encroachment
84
Interval of Reprieve
89
Triumph and Disaster
94
Survival in Wartime 19371945 99
100
Escape
101
Settling in Kunming
106
Worrisome Days
155
Final Letter
159
Under the Communist Party 19491972
167
Defeats
169
Lin Zhus Story
176
Afterword
191
Notes
197
Selected Bibliography
201
Index
203
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