Chongqing University (CQU) is a key national university in China, directly under the State Ministry of Education, it is also one of the "211 Project and 985 Project” universities. CQU is located in Shapingba District, a cultural and educational center in the city of Chongqing. 


Yang Yuzhen

Yang Yuzhen, PhD, professor, PhD supervisor. E-mail:

Yang Yuzhen is Professor of Architecture at Chongqing University. He is the member of academic committee of Urban Planning Society of China, council member of Architect’s Branch of Architectural Society of China. His research fields focus on built environment, urban history, urban design and vernacular architecture. He was a visiting scholar at GSD (2008), Harvard University; a researcher of Residency Program (2016) at Bellagio Center, Italy. His books include: History and Space: Chongqing in the late Qing Dynasty and Its Transformation (2018), Spatialization of Capital: Accumulation of Capital, Urbanization and Production of Space (2016), Writings on Society, City and Everyday Life (2013).