Day 1 (14 December 2017, Thursday)

10:00am

Welcome and Introduction 

10:20am

Panel 1

Visions of China

Moderator: Tao Zhu

Chang Chin-Wei

High Modernists at Harvard GSD: I.M. Pei, Walter Gropius, and TAC’s Huatung/Tunghai University


Wu Kwang-Tyng

Behind Pei’s Geometric Form and SpaceA Case Study of the Osaka Expo Chinese Pavilion, 1970


Juan Du

A Tower for ‘Modern China’


Liu Linfan

Rethinking I. M. Pei, A Pictorial Vision of Space 

2:30pm

Panel 2

Spatial and Formal Practices II

Moderator: Shirley Surya

Barry Bergdoll

I.M. Pei’s ‘Museum of Chinese Art, Shanghai’ (1946): Modernism between East and West


Eric Mumford

I.M. Pei and Urban Design, 194860


Seng Kuan

Sculpture as Architecture and Architecture as Sculpture 

4:45pm

Roundtable

Moderator: Aric Chen

Yung Ho Chang

Nelson Chen

Huang Ming-Wei

Liu Thai Ker

Marjorie Yang 

 

Day 2 (15 December 2017, Friday)

10:00am

Panel 3

Global Flow of Capital and Ideas

Moderator: Eunice Seng

Chang Jiat-Hwee

Prefiguring the Architecture of Asian Global Capitalism: OCBC Centre and Post-colonial Globalization


Sara Stevens

Designing Development: The Architectural Division of Webb & Knapp


Kamran Afshar Naderi

Pei’s planning for changing the downtown of Tehran


Thomas Daniell

Divine Light

12:30pm

Concluding Session 

Moderator: Nasrine Seraji

Lin Bing

Li Chung (Sandi) Pei

Janet Adams Strong

Calvin Tsao