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Dr Chu, Cecilia Louise 朱慰先

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Assistant Professor

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Dr Chu, Cecilia Louise 朱慰先

Title:
Assistant Professor

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Also Cited As:
Chu, C
Chu, Cecilia

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2012University of California BerkeleyPhD (Architecture)
2005The University of Hong KongMSc (Architectural Conservation)
2000Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityMA with Distinction (Design)
1992Ryerson UniversityBA (Interior Design)
Biography

Cecilia L. Chu is Assistant Professor in the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, where she teaches urban theory, urban design, and architectural and landscape history. Dr. Chu worked as a professional designer in Canada and Hong Kong and research consultant for several NGOs focusing on urban design and conservation strategies. Her areas of expertise include history and theory of architecture and urbanism, heritage conservation, urban design, and cultural landscapes in Asia. Her articles have been published in a number of anthologies and leading academic journals, including Journal of Historical Geography, Urban Studies, Geoforum, Habitat International, Planning Perspectives, Design Issues, and Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. She is Principal Investigator of two Hong Kong Research Grants Council (UGC)-funded projects: Speculative Urbanism: Modernist Planning and Housing Practices in Colonial Hong Kong, 1912-1939; and Shaping a New Moral Topography: Emergent Roles of Landscape Design in the Planning of Chinese Cities, 1912-1949. Dr. Chu earned her Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2009-07-01Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award: University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Accomplishment
2010-01-01Joan E. Draper Architectural History Research Endowment Award: University of California, Berkeley
Research Achievement
2014-05-01Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award: The University of Hong Kong
Others
2008-08-01Li Ka-shing Program in Modern Chinese History Fellowship: University of California, Berkeley
Research Achievement
2013-04-01George R. Collins Fellowship: The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
Research Achievement
2011-08-01Townsend Center for the Humanities Conference Grant: University of California, Berkeley
Others
2011-08-01Haas Junior Scholars Program Fellowship: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Research Achievement
2015-10-012015 International Research and Research Training Fund: The University of Melbourne
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
09/2014-presentEditorial Board MemberJournal of Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch
09/2009-presentMemberAssociation of American Geographers (AAG)
01/2013-presentMemberThe International Committee for Documentation and Preservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement (Docomomo International)
01/2008-presentMemberSociety of Architectural Historians
01/2013-presentMemberInternational Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS)
01/2013-presentPresident & Founding MemberDocomomo Hong Kong Chapter
04/2011-presentMemberThe Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON)
09/2007-presentAdvisory Board MemberInternational Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE)
01/2014-presentVice-presidentSociety of Architectural Historians Asia (SAH Asia)
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the built environment
History and theory of planning and architecture
Heritage conservation
Cultural landscapes
Comparative urbanism
Colonial urban development
Housing studies
History and theory of planning and architecture
Cultural landscapes
Comparative urbanism
Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the built environment
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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