Dr Duanfang Lu
Convenor, Literature and Culture Academic Group, China Studies Centre
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
Dr Duanfang Lu teaches in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Her research interests include modern Chinese architectural and planning history, contemporary architectural and urban theories, and modern architecture and urban development in developing countries.
Dr Lu has published widely in these areas. Her authored book Remaking Chinese Urban Form (Routledge 2006, 2011) provides a significant understanding of the development of the work unit (danwei) as a primary urban form under Maoist socialism.
Her edited book Third World Modernism (2010) opens up whole new perspectives on modern architecture in developing countries.
Dr Lu has been awarded prestigious research grants from the US Social Science Research Council, UC Berkeley, the Getty Foundation and Australian Research Council (Discovery Project, 2007-09), and the Best Article Prize from Planning Perspectives and the International Planning History Society (2006–07). She serves on editorial boards of Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review and Architectural Theory Review, and on the advisory board of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments.