Guang yu Ren
"Confucius’ Courtyard: Architecture, Philosophy and the Good Life in China"
Ren presents Xing Ruan’s 2021 book ‘Confucius Courtyard –Architecture, Philosophy and the Good Life in China’.
Part architectural history and part introduction to the cultural and philosophical history of China, the book explores the Chinese view of the world and how it manifests in the ancient and continuously applied spatial concept of courtyard, a place and a way of life.
It provides an accessible introduction to Confucius ideology, Chinese moral universe, and architectural spatial analysis.
Name Guang yu Ren (she/her)
Department The Bartlett School of Architecture
Film: Sarah Lever
Post Editing: Sarah Lever and Isaac Nanabeyin Simpson
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