Expertise & Research Interests
Vernacular Architecture, Chinese Architectural History and Theory, Landscape Architecture
Courses to Teach (22-23)
Architectural Design and Theory III
Studies on Architectural History & Theory
Architectural Design and Sustainability II
Traditional Sustainable Built Environment
Dr. WU, Ding Hang Edwin
M.Eng (Landscape Architecture) (SCUT)
Dr. Edwin Wu studied architecture and landscape architecture and finished his Ph.D. in architectural history and theory at The University of Hong Kong, under Professor David Lung’s supervision. His Ph.D. research investigates the aesthetic of Chinese traditional vernacular architecture by delving into the master builders’ oral tradition, a secret code of the Chinese building trade. His research interest primarily focuses on the subject of vernacular architecture and Chinese architectural history and theory.
WU, D.H. “Zhongguo Chuantong Minju Jianzhu de Quanheng Zhimei — Jiangshi Koushu Chuantongzhong de Moshu yu Bili” 中國傳統民居建築的權衡之美——匠師口述傳統中的模數與比例 (Aesthetic Beauty in Chinese Traditional Vernacular Architecture: Modular and Proportion found in the Master Builders’ Oral Tradition). In Zhongguo Jianzhu Koushushi Wenku (Disanji): Ronggu Huijin 中國建築口述史文庫（第三輯）: 融古匯今 (Collection of Chinese Architectural Oral History, Vol III: A Blending of Intellectual Knowledge from Ancient to Contemporary Time), edited by Lin Yuan, Yue Yan Min, 227-238, Shanghai: Tongji University Press, 2020.
WU, D.H. “Chinese Master Builders’ Secret Code and Measurement.” In Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, 2nd ed., edited by Marcel Vellinga. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (to be published in 2020)
LUNG, P.Y. David and WU, D.H. “Feng-shui.” In Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture of the World, 2nd ed., edited by Marcel Vellinga. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (to be published in 2020)
WU, D.H. “Zhongguo Chuantong Jianzhu Yingzao Zhong de Koushu Chuantong” 中國傳統建築營造中的口述傳統 (Oral Tradition in Chinese Traditional Architecture). In Zhongguo Jianzhu Koushushi Wenku (Dierji): Jianzhujiyi yu Duoyuanhua Lishi 中國建築口述史文庫（第二輯）: 建築記憶與多元化歷史 (Collection of Chinese Architectural Oral History, Vol II: Architectural Memory and Culture Diversity), edited by Chen Zhihong, Chen Fenfan, 246-254, Shanghai: Tongji University Press, 2019.