School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University;
Assistant Professor of the School of Archaeology & Museology, Peking University
Deputy Director of the School of Archaeology & Museology, Peking University
Executive Deputy Director of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO-Beijing
Personal homepage: https://archaeology.pku.edu.cn/info/1190/1545.htm
Jianwei Zhang is assistant professor of School of Archaeology & Museology, Peking University. He is the deputy director of the school, and chair of the Department of Cultural Heritage Studies at the school. He is leading the University’s Experimental Teaching Center for Virtual Reality and Simulation in Archaeology. He is also the executive deputy director of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO-Beijing (WHITRAP-Beijing).
Dr. Zhang received a BA from Peking University, and an MS and PhD. From School of Architecture, Southeast University. He was a visiting scholar at University of Pennsylvania from 2008-2010. Dr. Zhang specializes in building archaeology, architectural history and historic preservation. His recent research projects include experimental archaeology by reconstructing Neolithic period houses, the metal material culture of late Imperial China, and architecture and landscape on the peak of the sacred mountains in China. His book, Metal Architecture in Ancient China, has won the nomination award of China’s Governmental Publication Prize in 2017.
Dr. Zhang is a registered conservation architect in China and have led more than ten conservation projects of China’s National Cultural Heritage. He is also in charge of developing VR and 3D BIM (Building information model) database for important heritage buildings in China, including buildings in the Forbidden City and in Yuanmingyuan, for both preservation and education purposes.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
8:30am – 10:00am EDT