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Architecture Studies
Tatiana Senkevitch

10/25/2012 6:20:00 AM Lecture 5 – 10/11/12 James Poborsa – guest lecturer Architecture and Urban Change in Modern and Contemporary China A history of communist China 10/1/49: founding of the PRC 6/50 – 7/35: Korean War 1958 – 1961: Great Leap Foreward (da yae jin) 1966 – 1976: Cultural Revolution (wenhua da geming) 12/78: reform and opening of the economy initiated by Deng Xiaoping (gaige kaifang) 6/89: Tiananmen Square Protests – Gate of Heavenly Peace Tiananmen Square is the plaza in front of the Gate of Heavenly Peace – built in 1415: it is the Gate to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China Buildings like these embody state power – the street of perpetual peace It was created as a dialectical relationship between leaders and the people 2001: Entry into the World Trade Organization The Great Hall of the People (completed in Sept. 1959) spans 1kmx1km Representative of religion, party and state of the people 34 regional halls to represent the 34 provinces of China the Main Hall of the Great Hall of the People is supposed to encompass the universe with the Red Star representing the PRC in the center China Agr
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