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Jiawen Han

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Jiawen Han teaches multiple levels of design studio, as well as architectural theory. Jiawen holds a PhD in architecture from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, and she is the author of the book entitled Chinas Architecture in a Globalizing World: Between Socialism and the Market. Her multicultural experience allows her to see the architecture through multiple lenses, balances what may seem like irreconcilable values, and detects the potential innovations emerging from the new architectures and urban conditions in Asian cities. Her research interests range from new architecture and architects in China to spatial development in relation to modernity and the production of modern space.My book can be downloaded via the link below welcome Ph.D. applicants who want to study contemporary Chinese architecture.

Research interests

Architectural theory

Housing and urban conditions in Asian cities

Contemporary Chinese architecture

Architecture and media


Associate Professor, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2021 to present

Assistant Professor, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2015 to 2021

Lecturer, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2014 to 2015

Research Assistant, University of New South Wales - 2012 to 2013

Architect, Dalian Development Design Co., Ltd - 2009 to 2010

Assistant Architect, Institute of Environmental Art and Design, Dalian University of Technology - 2007 to 2009


Lecture-based Modules, PG Programme: ARC408 Thesis, ARC409 Architectural Design and Research Methods

Lecture-based Modules, UG Programme: ARC303 Architectural Theory, ARC308 Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics, ARC001 Introduction to Architecture and Visual Culture

Studio-based Modules: ARC304 Final Year Project, ARC205 Design and Building Typology, ARC102 Small Scale Architectural Design, ARC105 Small Space Design, ARC101 Design Thinking and Articulation

Awards and honours

2012 The Wightman scholarship in Architecture, The University of New South Wales

2011 The Wightman scholarship in Architecture, The University of New South Wales

2010 The University International Postgraduate Award (Full Scholarship), The University of New South Wales

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW - 2014

M.Arch , Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China - 2010

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  • Staff


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