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TSUI, Chung Man Carmen (徐頌雯)
Associate Professor

Tel.: (852) 2616- 7936
Fax.: (852) 2467-7478
Email: tsuicm@LN.edu.hk


Academic & Professional Qualifications

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011
M. Phil., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002
M. Arch., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999
B.S.Sc., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1996


Areas of Interest

Cultural and historical heritage, housing history of China and Hong Kong, history of architecture and urbanism, architectural modernism in Asia.


Publications

  • Books
  • Articles
  • Research
  • Book Review
  • Conference Presentation

Book

(Under preparation) Tsui, Carmen C. M. Modern Architecture of Everyday Life: Public Markets in Hong Kong.

 

Book Chapter

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Revitalizing Effective Memory Cues in a Chinese City: Urban Conservation Principles for Huizhou (Guangdong).” In Historic Cities: Issues in Urban Conservation, edited by Jeff Cody and Francesco Siravo, 447–54. Readings in Conservation Series. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 2019.



(Online version published; print version forthcoming)Tsui, Carmen C. M. “From Public Interest to Public Obligation: Compulsory Land Expropriation for Capital Reconstruction in Nationalist China.” Urban History, 2020, 1–18.
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0963926820001005.

徐頌雯, 歐陽曉欣. 裙房塔式商住楼—香港高密度居住空间的建筑原型. 《新建築》, 第6期 (Dec 2017): 47–51.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Can NGOs Still Provide Affordable Homes to Hong Kong?” HKIA Journal, no. 72 (2016): 76–79.

 

徐頌雯. 民國公共空間的政治利用: 首都南京中山路建造始末. 《新建築》, 第5期 (Oct 2012): 21–26.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “State Capacity in City Planning: The Reconstruction of Nanjing, 1927-1937.” Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review 1, no. 1 (2012): 12–46.

 

徐頌雯. 民國南京公營住宅. 《中國近代建築研究與保護》(八), 張復合編. 北京: 清華大學出版社 (2012): 325–333.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Regulating Urban Living: The Social and Spatial Segregation of Nanjing in the 1930s.” In Yingzao (V): Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Chinese Architectural History. Guangzhou: Architectural Society of China and South China University of Technology, 2010.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Contesting Statehood: The Making and Remaking of Republican Architectural Tradition.” Spatializing Tradition, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series, no. 198 (2008): 36–61.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Learning from Las Vegas! The Recent Development of Macao’s Mega- Casino/Resorts.” Hybridity and Authenticity, Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series, no. 189 (2006): 913–26.

 

徐頌雯. 西藏拉薩碉房跟自然環境的相配合. 《中國傳統民居營造與技術》, 陸元鼎、潘安編. 廣州: 華南理工大學出版社 (2002): 229–235.

 

 

Shaping Architectural Modernism in Colonial Hong Kong: The Building Works of the Public Works Department from the 1930s to the 1970s. General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2020–2022.

 

The Modernist Public Markets in Hong Kong. The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, Hong Kong, 2019–2021.

 

Cottage Resettlement Areas: The Making of Aided Self-Help Communities in Post-war Hong Kong, 1948–2001. General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2018–2021.

 

Building a Culture of Homeownership: A History of Condominium in Hong Kong, 1950s–1980s. Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2016–2019.

 

Welfare Housing before the Shek Kip Mei Fire: A Study of Four Philanthropic Housing Organizations in Hong Kong, 1950s–1960s. General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2015–2017.

 

Finding a Model for Urban Living: The Origins of Public Housing in China, 1920s–1940s. General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2014–2017.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Chinese Cities in a Time of Change.” Journal of Urban History 41, no. 3 (May 2015): 508–13.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Creation of a Political Space.” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review 17, no. 2 (Spring 2006): 87–88.

 

Invited Talks

 “Modern Architecture and Civic Expression: The Making of the City Hall in Post-War Hong Kong.” Presented at the Modern Architecture in Central Symposium, Hong Kong, 2018.

 

“Public Works Department and Modern Architecture in Hong Kong.” Presented at the HKICON CPD Talk and Site Visit Series, Hong Kong City Gallery, 2018.

 

“Modernist Architecture in Hong Kong.” Presented at the HKAC Archi-Talk & Walk Series, Hong Kong City Hall, 2018.

 

 “Envisioning Modern China: Capital Plan and the Reconstruction of Nanjing, 1927-1937.” Presented at the Adaptation and Invention: A Century of Chinese Architecture 1911-2011 Symposium, Hong Kong Science Center, 2011.

 

 “Politics of City Planning: The Urban Reconstruction of Nanjing, 1927–1937.” Presented at the Chinese Cultural Heritage Forum, Tianjin University, 2011.

 

 “State Capacity and Urban Development: The Reconstruction of Nanjing, 1927–1937.” Presented at the Space Production and Territoriality in Contemporary China Symposium, University of California, Berkeley, 2011.

 

 

Conference Panels Organized

Chair and organizer of the panel. Megascale Architecture and Asian Urbanism: A Historical Review. AAS-in-Asia Conference—Asia in Motion: Heritage and Transformation, Singapore, 2014.

 

Chair and organizer of the panel. Designing Chinese Cities: The Rise of Modern Urban Practices in the Early Twentieth Century. The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Diego, 2013.

 

Chair and organizer of the panel. The Politics of City Planning in Early Twentieth Century China. The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Honolulu, 2011.

 

 

Conference Presentations (Since 2011)

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Philanthropic Housing in Post-war Hong Kong: a Historical Perspective.” Presented at the 2020 Hawaii International Conference on Chinese Studies (HICCS), Honolulu, 2020.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Cottage Areas: Squatter Resettlements and the Making of Self-Built Communities in Post-War Hong Kong.” Presented at the 18th International Planning History Society Conference, Yokohama, 2018.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Towards Homeownership: The Birth of Condominiums (Flatted Developments) in Post-War Hong Kong.” Presented at the EAAC International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture, Tianjin, 2017.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Philanthropic Housing and Social Betterment: The YMCA Model Workers’ Village in China.” Presented at the 8th Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association, Chicago, 2016.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Cottage Areas: How Nongovernmental Agencies Contributed to Squatter Resettlement in Colonial Hong Kong.” Presented at the 17th International Planning History Society Conference, Delft, 2016.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Welfare Housing in Colonial Hong Kong: The Contributions of Philanthropic Organizations.” Presented at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies 3rd Biennial Conference, Montreal, 2016.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M.  “Homes for 80,000 Tenants: The First Gigantic Planned Community in Hong Kong.” Presented at the AAS-in-Asia Conference—Asia in Motion: Heritage and Transformation, Singapore, 2014.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Capital Reconstruction and the Beginning of Modern Land System in Nationalist China.” Presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, San Diego, 2013.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Housing Development and the Expansion of Home Ownership in Hong Kong since the 1950s.” Presented at the EAAC International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture, Hong Kong, 2012.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “The Origin of Public Housing in Early Modern China: Nanjing from 1927 to 1949.” Presented at the 6th Biennial Conference of the Urban History Association, New York, 2012.

 

Tsui, Carmen C. M. “Regulating the Capital for Public Interest: Property Politics in the Reconstruction of Nanjing, 1927–1949.” Presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Honolulu, 2011.