School of Architecture, CUHK
FUNG, Stanislaus

Prof. FUNG, Stanislaus (馮仕達)

Adjunct Associate Professor

PhD (Syd)
BSc (Arch) (Hons) (UNSW)


Stan Fung is Associate Professor and Director of the MPhil-PhD programme in the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has previously held teaching positions in the University of Adelaide, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of New South Wales. As a researcher, Professor Fung has published widely on Australian architecture, contemporary Chinese architecture and Chinese garden history. His work has been supported by grants from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange in Taipei, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Architecture in Chicago and the Ian Potter Foundation in Melbourne. He currently holds a GRF grant from the University Grants Council in Hong Kong.

Past PhD students include Charles Rice (now Professor of Architecture in the University of Technology, Sydney), Paul Hogben (now Senior Lecturer in the University of New South Wales), James Curry (Lecturer in the University of Adelaide) and Hamid Rad (Researcher in Iranology, Beheshti University, Tehran). Stan has also served on doctoral committees at McGill University and in the Alexandria Center of Virginia Polytechnic & State University. Current research students and their topics are: Lyu Ruijie (the residential architecture of Neutra), Chan Ching Kan (issues of architectural identity in Hong Kong), Chen Jun (contemporary Chinese architecture), Liu Chang (Gardens of the Song dynasty) and Li Yuke (soundscapes in Chinese gardens). Prospective research students are welcome to discuss their interests with Professor Fung. Students with the following attributes are especially welcome: a high level of English-language ability, visual acuity, an ability to position oneself in a broad literature, and, for those working with Chinese sources, good sinological skills.

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Research Interests

  • Contemporary Chinese Architecture
  • Chinese Garden History
  • 20th-Century Architecture
  • Architectural Theory
  • Australian Residential Architecture


“Memory, Direct Experience and Expectation: The Contemporary and the Chinese Landscape,” in Thinking the Contemporary Landscape. Edited by Christophe Girot and Dora Imhof. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, accepted for publication and expected in 2016.

“Suzhou Liu Yuan de feitoushi kongjian” 蘇州留園的非透視空間. Jianzhu xuebao 建筑學報(Beijing), no. 568 (Jan 2016): 36-39.

“Adventures in Dali”.  The Asian Everyday: Possibilities in the Shifting World. Edited by Erwin Viray, 156-185. Tokyo, Japan: TOTO, 2015.

“Gardens.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies. Edited by Tim Wright. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. “Mou yu bian: Yuan ye wuyu pian wenju jiegou ji lunti chuyi= Project and Variability: A Preliminary Discussion of Textual Structure & Topics of Analysis in the Chapter on Buildings in Yuan Ye.” Translated by ZHANG Peng with emendations by ZHANG Sirui. Zhongguo yuanlin, 2011, no.11, pp. 57-59.
[English and Japanese versions in Dentō̄ Chūgoku no teien to seikatsu kūkan: Kokusaishinpojiumu hōkokusho 伝統中国の庭園と生活空間: 国際シンポジウム報告書, edited by TANAKA Tan 田中淡 & TAKAI Takane高井たかね, 59-76. Kyoto: Kyōto Daigaku Jinbun Kagaku Kenkyōjo 京都大学人文科学研究所, 2013.]

“Dong yu jing: Yuan ye Yuan Shuo pian wenju jiegou ji lunti chuyi= Movement and Stillness: A Preliminary Discussion of Textual Structure & Topics of Analysis in the Chapter on Gardens in Yuan Ye.” Translated by ZHANG Peng with emendations by ZHANG Sirui. Zhongguo yuanlin, 2012, no.12 pp. 51-54.

“Orientation: Notes on Architectural Criticism and Contemporary China.” Journal of Architectural Education 62, 3(Feb. 2009): 16-17, 96.

“The Sydney School?” in Shifting Views: Selected Essays on the Architectural History of Australia and New Zealand, edited by A. Leach, A. Moulis and N. Sully, 32-47, 191-194. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 2008.
[Reprint of Fung, S. “‘The Sydney School’?” In Architectural History Papers: Conference 1985/Papers Delivered at the Conference of Architectural Historians, Sydney, 15-16 June 1985. Edited by Peter Reynolds, 72-87. [Kensington, NSW.]: School of Architecture, University of New South Wales and the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 1985. Unauthorised version in Transition (Melb.) 4,3(July 1985): 38-43.]

“Shanghai Classes, Sydney Classes: The Agency of Curriculum Reform in the Mode of Cross-cultural Exchange.” In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Teaching and Research of Architectural History, Tongji University, Shanghai, 1-2 November 2007.

(with WANG Kai) “Zhongguo jianzhuxue zhong kuawenhua duihua de qianjing chuyi. =Notes on the Prospects of Cross-cultural Dialogue in Chinese Architecture.” Shidai jianzhu (Shanghai), no.91 (September 2006): 24-29.

“The Language of Cultural Memory in Chinese Gardens.” In Structure and Meaning in Human Settlements, edited by Tony Atkin & Joseph Rykwert, 123-134. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2005.

“Xinxi shidai yu Tongji zhi lu = The Age of Information and the Future of Tongji.” Shidai jianzhu (Shanghai), no.80 (November 2004): 80-81.

“Jianzhu qikan de wenhua zuoyong = The Cultural Functioning of Architectural Journals.” Trans. YU Gang, FAN Ling, & LI Min. Shidai jianzhu (Shanghai), no.76 (March 2004): 43-47.

“Movement and Stillness in Ming Writings on Gardens.” In Landscape Design and the  Experience of Motion, edited by Michel Conan, 243-262. Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, The Trustees for Harvard University, 2003.

“Asia and Media: Strategic Notes on Curriculum Reform in Architectural History and Theory.” In Architectural Education for the Asian Century: Proceedings of the 1st ACAE Conference on Architectural Education, ed. Milton Tan, 57-66. Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture, Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, 2001.

“Self, Scene and Action: The Final Chapter of Yuan ye.” In Landscapes of Memory and Experience, edited by Jan Birksted, 129-136. London: Spon, 2000. Translated in Chinese by Sun Tian as “Ziwo, jingzhi yu xingdong: ‹Yuan ye› jiejing pian.” This has been published in Beijing and Taipei: Zhongguo yuanlin (Beijing) 25 (Nov 2009): 1-3 and Chengshi yu sheji 4, 20 (Sep 2008): 35-44.

“Here and There in Yuan ye.” Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, 19,1(Jan.-March1999): 36-45.

“Longing and Belonging in Chinese Garden History.” In Perspectives on Garden Histories, ed. Michel Conan, 207-221. Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, The Trustees for Harvard University, 1999.

“Mutuality and the Cultures of Landscape Architecture.” In Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture. Edited by James Corner, 141-151. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999.

“The Interdisciplinary Prospects of Reading Yuan ye.” Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, 18, 3(July-Sept 1998): 211-231.

“Forward.” Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, 18, 3(July-Sept 1998): 171-173.

“Guide to Secondary Sources on Chinese Gardens.” Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, 18, 3(July-Sept 1998): 269-286.

“Notes on the Make-do Garden.” Utopian Studies (St. Louis, MO) 9,1(1998): 142-148.

(with M. Jackson) “Zhong xi zaoyuanxue zhi bijiao yanjiu: yi ‘yin, jie, ti, yi’ wei li.” (with Trans. Pao-ning Yin [Yin Baoning]. Chengshi yu sheji (Taipei) 2-3(Dec 1997): 77-95. [Translation of Fung, S. & M. Jackson, “Dualism and Polarism: Structures of Architectural and Landscape Architectural Discourse in China and the West.” Interstices (Auckland) 4(1996).]

“The Imaginary Garden of Liu Shilong.” Terra Nova (Camb., Mass.) 2,4(Fall 1997): 14-21.

“Word and Garden in Chinese Essays on Gardens of the Ming Dynasty: Notes on Matters of Approach.” Interfaces: Image, Texte, Langage (Dijon) 11-12(June 1997): 77-90.

(with Hogben, P.) “Reading Australian Architectural Journals as Historical Sources.” Architectural Theory Review 2,1(April 1997): 15-29.

“Body and Appropriateness in Yuan ye.” Intersight (Buffalo, NY) 4(1997): 84-91.

“Other Bodies, Other Plights: Embodiment and Appropriateness in Yuan ye.” In Triangulating the Bodies of Architecture: Proceedings of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Northeast Regional Meeting, October 4-6, 1996, edited by the University at Buffalo, 128-134. Buffalo, NY.: University at Buffalo, 1996. Revised version in Architecture: Material and Imagined: Proceedings of the 85th ACSA Annual Meeting. Washington D.C.: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, 1997.

(with M. Jackson) “Years of No Significance: Architectural Professionalism in Australia During the Two World Wars.” In On What Grounds?: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 1997, ed. Sean Pickersgill and Peter Scriver. Adelaide: The Society, 1997.

“Anywhere and Nowhere in Chinese Garden History.” In Proceedings of the 85th Annual Conference of the College Art Association, New York, 12-15 February, 1997.

“Notes on the Architectural Education of Nomads.” Architectural Research Quarterly (London) 2,2(Winter 1996): 10-17.

(with M. Jackson) “‘Yellow of the East, and White from the West’: Hardy Wilson’s Grecian and Chinese Architecture (1937).” Architectural Theory Review (Sydney) 1,1(April 1996): 63-68.

“Architectural Theory as Cross-cultural Study.” Architectural Theory Review 1,2(1996): 5-7.

(with Hogben, P.) “The Conceptual Architecture of The Salon.” In The Salon (1912-1917): Studies and Indexes, ed. Desley Luscombe and Stanislaus Fung. Sydney: Royal Australian Institute of Architects, NSW Chapter, 1996. ISBN 0-7334-1468-0

“Crossings: Cultures, Disciplines and Institutions.” In Aspects of Quality in Architectural Education, ed. Desley Luscombe & Steven King, 85-94. Sydney: Royal Australian Institute of Architects, NSW Chapter, 1995. ISBN 0-7334-0996-2

Review of The Story of Stone: Intertextuality, Ancient Chinese Stone Lore, and the Stone Symbolism of Dream of the Red Chamber, Water Margin, and The Journey to the West by Wang Jing. China Review International 1,2(Fall 1994): 278-280.

“Editorial.” Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. 2/3(1990/91): 1-3.

Principal Writings II – Non Refereed publications

“Pitched-Roof House.” Architecture Australia, 99, 3 (2010): 87-92.

(with K. Liu) “Learning for a Strange World.” Volume (Amsterdam), no. 8 (2006): 100-101.

“Serenity Bears No Signature.” Architecture Australia 94, 4 (Jul-Aug 2005): 54-59.

(with Y. Zhao) “Verso una nuova architettura cinese=Towards a New Chinese Architecture.” Domus (Milan), no. 864 (November 2003): 44-47. Also published in German as “Kommende chinesische Architektur.” Arch plus (Aachen), no. 168(January 2004): 36-37.

(with Hogben, P) “Landscape and Culture, Geography and Race: Some Shifts in Australian Architectural Commentary.” Voices (Canberra) 7,2(Winter 1997): 5-14.

(with M. Jackson) “Four Key Terms in the History of Chinese Gardens.” In Proceedings of the International Conference on Chinese Architectural History, Chinese University of Hong Kong, August 1995, Volume for “Issues in Methodology,” 21-42.

(with M. Jackson) “Bone China and Other Accessories.” In Proceedings of the Conference Accessory/Architecture,” vol. 3, The University of Auckland, July 1995.

(with M. Jackson) “‘Yellow of the East, and White from the West’: Hardy Wilson’s Grecian and Chinese Architecture (1937).” In 50 Years of Modernity in Australasia: 1920-1970/Papers from the Twelfth Annual Conference of The Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, 1995, ed. Desley Luscombe, 55-60. [Sydney]: The Society, 1995.

(with Hogben, P.) “Reading Australian Architectural Journals as Historical Sources.” In Nuts and Bolts, or Berries: Early Modernist Architecture in Australia. Papers and Proceedings: 1993 Annual Conference, edited by Ian Kelly, 16-29 [Perth]: The Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand, 1994.

(with J. Mueller, T. Turner, & A. Grimes) “Rethinking Australian Architectural History.” In Australian Studies in Architectural History: Papers Presented at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, edited by S. Fung & T. Turner, 92-100. Belconnen, A.C.T.: The Society, 1990.

Interviews, articles, reviews, – Non Refereed publications

Zhang, Lei & S. Fung. “Zhang Lei caifang lu=Interview with Zhang Lei.” Shijie jianzhu (Beijing) 272 (Feb. 2013): 104-107.

Liu, Jiakun, S. Fung & Zhao Yang. “Liu Jiakun caifang lu=Interview with Liu Jiakun.” Shijie jianzhu (Beijing) 271 (Jan. 2013): 94-99.

Fung, S. & P. Arnold, “Crossings: Cultures, Histories, and Architectures” In IPDM Ideas Notes/Book, ed. Chee Ang, Elaine Cheong & Ken Yeang, 48-59. (Kuala Lumpur: The Institut Perekabentuk Dalaman Malaysia, 1994). ISBN 983-99974-0-8

Catalogue essay

“Gist and Drift: Three Notes on Monumentality.” In Grayson/Wigg, Triumph. Adelaide: University of South Australia Art Museum, 1996. pp. 3-4. ISBN 0-86803-169-0

Research Projects

From Drawings and Photographs to Digital Representation: A pilot study of four Suzhou gardens using 3-D laser scanning, funded by the University Grants Council, Hong Kong, General Research Fund, 2015-2018.

Spatial Analysis of Two Suzhou Gardens: Zhuo Zheng Yuan and Liu Yuan, funded by Social Science Panel Direct Grant, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013-2015.

Advised Theses

CHEUNG Ming Hin, Thomas, “A Village School for the New Territories,” 2016-17

CHAN Ka Wan, Josh, “Hong Kong-China Integration on the Shenzhen Bay Bridge,” 2015-16

LAU Chung Ming, Mig, “Traditional Craftsmanship Village in Sham Shui Po,” 2015-16

CHAN, Amos, “Care for Pigs: Pig Farm, Slaughterhouse and Learning Centre,” 2014-15

WONG Ting Hong, Chris, “Tourist Planning and Cultural Facilities for Po Toi Island, Hong Kong,” 2014-15

Honours and Recognitions

Fung, S. “The Play of Appearances in Suzhou Gardens.” Keynote Address for the symposium on “Spontaneous Beauties”? World Gardens and Gardens in the World, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 10-12 June 2016.

Fung, S. “Relevance and Synposis in Western Architectural History.” Keynote Speech for the symposium on “Teaching Architectural History in the Internet Era: Challenges and Opportunities,” College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Tongji University, 22-24 May 2015.

Fung, S., Keynote Speaker, “Exploring the Chapter “On Gardens” in Yuan Ye.” International Symposium Commemorating the 430th Birth Anniversary of Ji Cheng, Wuhan University, 23-24 Novermber 2012.

Fung, S., Keynote Speaker, The 2nd International Symposium on Teaching and Research of Architectural History, Tongji University, Shanghai, 1-2 November 2007.

Fung, S. Keynote Speaker, The 1st International Symposium on Teaching and Research of Architectural History, Dongnan University, Nanjing, 15-16 November 2005.

Honorary Appointments

Southeast University, Nanjing. Visiting Professor of Architecture, since 2010.

Tianjin University. Guest lecturer in architecture, since 2011. Granted standing as PhD supervisor in 2015.

Tongji University, Shanghai. Visiting Professor of Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2003-2006, 2009. Visiting University Professor, 2011-2014.

Nanjing University. Visiting Professor of Architecture, 2004.

Shanghai Jiaotong University. Visiting Research Professor of Architecture, 2009-2012.

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