Chinese migrants in Southeast Asia make up a large part of the world’s cultural diasporas. Dr. Ronald G. Knapp and photographer A. Chester Ong carried out lengthy field excursions in search of century-old homes built by successful Chinese sojourners and settlers in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. In this talk, Dr. Knapp will focus on nearly forty well-preserved and stunningly beautiful homes that combine Chinese, European, and local influences that are featured in their book, Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners and Settlers. The tales of the immigrants’ achievements are told through the fascinating account of architectural multiculturalism. While most of these old buildings have disappeared, the remaining ones are still fine examples worth studying, documenting, and explaining.
Author, editor, and contributor of more than 20 titles, Dr. Ronald G. Knapp (PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1968) has been carrying out research on the cultural and historical geography of China since 1965. From 1968 to 2001, Dr. Knapp taught in the Department of Geography at the State University of New York, New Paltz Dr. Knapp is a SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
University of Oregon, White Stag Block
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