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 阮昕 (Chair Professor of Architecture in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Professor of Architecture at UNSW Sydney)

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, Nanjing University, 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.