First name: Bor-Shuenn
Affiliation: Taipei National University of the Arts (Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage)
CV: Born in 1958, Bor-Sheunn Chiou was trained as an architect at Tunghai University in Taiwan, and as an architectural historian at the Universities of Cambridge, London (UCL), and Edinburgh in Britain, and from the last one he took his PhD. His academic fields include architectural histories and principles of ancient societies, architectural design and conservation. He has taught widely at universities in Taiwan, and is currently Associate Professor, the Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage, Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA). He is particularly interested in the cosmological awareness of traditional people about the environment and has been granted by the National Science Council (now the Ministry of Science and Technology) of Taiwan to undertake about twenty research projects in this regard. He is also interested in the building trade and craftsmanship of the master carpenters in traditional Taiwan. He used to be a member on the Monuments Review Committee at the Bureau of Cultural Heritage of Taiwanese Government. He joined the Construction History Society UK in 2006 and has been a member on the Scientific Committee of the International Congress on Construction History for several times.
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