Yichi Zhang

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Academic interests

  • Transnational Architectural Production
  • Garden History
  • Chinese Urban History
  • Transnational Urban History
  • The History of Foreign Settlements in China
  • Conservation of Historical Gardens and Heritage Sites
  • Landscape Architecture

Background

Dr Yichi Zhang is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, and editorial broad members of the journal Architectural Histories (ESCI, JCR Q2)and the journal Landscape Architecture Frontiers (JCI Q2). Currently, he is heading in the research on the case study on transnational architecture production of the ERC project - Brokering China’s Extraversion. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow (2019) at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University, and research fellow (2015) in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University. He is recipient of both the 13th Annual Mavis Batey Essay Prize, 2017 (the Garden Trust, the UK) and the Annual Award for Post-Doctoral Scholars, 2017 (Geographical Society of New South Wales, Australia). His research interests include transnational architecture production, green urbanism, urban geography, modern Chinese urban and garden history, and the history of British settlements in China. 

He has published 31 academic outputs in English and Chinese: 20 refereed journal articles (12 sole-authored, 6 first authored, 1 corresponding-authored and 1 fourth authored), 7 sole-authored book chapters, and 4 sole-authored refereed conference papers.

Prizes

  • Mavis Batey 13th Annual Essay Prize 2017, The Gardens Trust, United Kingdom (2017).
  • Annual Awards for Post-Doctoral Scholars, Geographical Society of New South Wales, Australia (2017).

External fellowships and grants

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, United Kingdom (2019).
  • Asia Study Grant 2019, National Library of Australia, Australia (2019).
  • Grant for ‘The 9th International Congress of the Italian Association of Urban History’, Italian Association of Urban History, Italy (2019).  
  • Humanities Travelling Fellowships 2018, Australian Academy of the Humanities, Australia (2018).
  • Fellowship for Symposium of ‘From Garden Art to Landscape Architecture- Traditions, Re-Evaluations and Future Perspectives’, German Association of Garden Art and Landscape Culture and Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany (2018).
  • Publication Grant, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University, Australia (2017).
  • 2015-2016 Summer Fellowship, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Trustees for Harvard University, United States (2015).
  • 2014–2015 Library Fellowship, Australian Centre on China in the World, Australian National University, Australia (2014).

Publications

Book Chapters

[1]   Zhang, Yichi 2022, ‘A settler colonial urbanism - Victoria Park in Tianjin (Dingjuzhimin xiade chengshi jingguan — Tianjin Weid- uoliya gongyuan)’ in Aoki, Nobuo, Gravari-Barbas, Maria, Mengin, Christine, Tertrais, Hugues & Xu, Subin (eds.), Tianjin, Global Trans- fers and Appropriations. Architecture and urban planning in modern China (Jindai Zhongguo de jianzhuyu chengshiguihua: zai Tian- jin de chuanbo yu bentuhua ), Tianjin University Press, accepted on 15 April 2021

[2]   Zhang, Yichi 2022, ‘Victoria Park, a product of populous colonialism (Le Victoria Park, produit d’un colonialisme de peuple- men)’ in Aoki, Nobuo, Gravari-Barbas, Maria, Mengin, Christine, Tertrais, Hugues & Xu, Subin (eds.), Tianjin, Global Transfers and Ap- propriations. Architecture and urban planning in modern China (Tianjin, Transferts Mondiaux et Appropriations. Architecture et Aménage- ment Urbain dans la Chine Moderne), Editions de la Sorbonne, accepted on 15 April 2021

[3]   Zhang, Yichi      2021, ‘Public      Parks      in      the      British      Settlements      in      Shanghai      and      Tian- jin, China, and the Hong Kong Plague, 1894’ in Gharipour , Mohammad & DeClercq, Caitlin (eds.), Epidemic Urbanism: How Conta- gious Diseases have Shaped Global Cities, Intellect Books, pp. 174-189, doi:9781789384703 (Book Chapter)

[4]   Zhang, Yichi 2018, ‘The Settler Urban Landscape of a British Concession– Victoria Park in Tianjin, China’ in Huang, Yu-ting, Weaver-Hightower, Rebecca (eds.), Archiving Settler Colonialism: Culture, Race and Space , Routledge, pp. 49-66, doi:9780367583194 (Book Chapter)

[5]   Zhang, Yichi 2021, ‘China’s Vauxhall: Pleasure Gardens in Modern Shanghai’ in Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim & Clark, Ronald (eds.), From Garden Art to Landscape Architecture. Traditions, Re-Evaluations, and Future Perspectives, AVM- Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, pp. 33-42, doi:978-3-95477-125-7 (Book Chapter)

[6]   Zhang, Yichi 2018, ‘Holes in the Wall’ in Golley, Jane & Jaivin, Linda (eds.), China Story Yearbook 2017 , Australian National Uni- versity Press, pp. 200-201

[7]   Zhang, Yichi 2015, ‘Studying the Transformation of Tianjin Salt Merchant’s Private Garden in Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Re- gions through the Literary Lyrics and Poems at that Time (Cong wenrenjishi tiyong kan Kangyongqian shiqi Tianjin yanshang Sijiayuan- lin de zhuanzhe)’ in Zhenliang, Wang (ed.), Searching Treasures among the Nine Rivers (Jiuhexunzhen), Tianjin Ancient Book Press, pp. 174- 189

 

Refereed Journal Articles

[1]   Zhang, Yichi & Qin, Qing 2022, ‘Private Gardens Opening to the Public: An Historical Comparative Study on Pleasure Gar- dens in London and Shanghai (Siyuangongrong: lishibijiaoshiyexiade Lundun Shanghai jingyingxingsiyuan yanjiu)’, Chinese Landscape Ar- chitecture (Zhongguo yuanlin), pp. accepted on 21 January 2022

[2]   Zhang, Yichi 2021, ‘Hebei New Area in Tianjin, 1902-1912 - implementing Japanese commercial and industrial urban plan- ning ideas in China’, Planning Perspectives, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 903-922, doi:10.1080/02665433.2020.1867003

[3]   Zhang, Yichi 2021, ‘Public Health and Parks in the foreign settlements of modern China - case studies on the International Set- tlements in Shanghai (Gonggongjiankang yu jindai zujie gongyuan jianshe — yi Shanghai gonggongzujie weili)’, Urban History Re- search (Chengshishi Yanjiu), vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 280-292, doi:CNKI:SUN:CSSY.0.2021-01-018 (Refereed Journal Article)

[4]   Zhang, Yichi 2021, ‘Chinese Garden Research in the 21st Century International Academia - A Diachronic Analysis of Journal Stud- ies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes and Dumbarton Oaks Library and Collection’, Landscape Architecture Fron- tiers, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 50-59, doi:10.15302/j-laf-1-020045 (Refereed Journal Article)

[5]   Zhang, Yichi & Wang, Junzhe 2021, ‘Chinese Garden Research in the 21st Century International Academia - A Diachronic Anal- ysis of Journal Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes and Dumbarton Oaks Library and Collection (21 shiji yi- lai guoji shiyexia de Zhongguo yuanlin yanjiu — jiyu Yuanlinyushejijingguanshi yu Dunbadunxiangshuyuan de lishixingkaocha)’, Land- scape Architecture Frontiers (Jingguanshejixue), vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 50-59, doi:10.15302/J-LAF-1-020045

[6]   Zhang, Yichi 2020, ‘From ‘Arcadia of the literati’ to ‘extravagant enclosure’: the Tianjin salt merchant gardens of the Qing Dy- nasty’, Landscape Research, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 789–801, doi:10.1080/01426397.2020.1766005

[7]   Zhang, Yichi 2020, ‘Transforming Urban Parks in the International Settlement of Shanghai at the Turn of the Nineteenth and Twenti- eth Centuries ( Shijiu, ershi shiji zhijiaode Shanghai Gonggongzujie chengshi gongyuan gongneng bianqian yanjiu)’, Chinese Landscape Ar- chitecture (Zhongguo yuanlin), vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 125-129, doi:10.19775/j.cla.2020.06.0125 (Refereed Journal Article)

[8]   Junzhe Wang & Zhang, Yichi 2020, ‘The Renewal of Xinmin Food Market under the Background of ”Relieving Beijing of Functions Nonessential to Its Role as the Capital”’, E3S Web of Conferences, vol. 143, pp. 01043, doi:10.1051/e3sconf/202014301043

[9]   Zhang, Yichi 2020, ‘Open to the Public: The Opening up of Royal Parks in London (Zouxiang gongzhong — Lun- dun huangjia yuanyou kaifang licheng yanjiu)’, Landscape Architecture (Fengjing Yuanlin), vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 124- 128, doi:10.14085/j.fjyl.2020.10.0124.05

[10] Zhang, Yichi & Wang, Junzhe 2019, ‘Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand and the promenades in the nineteenth century Paris (Aer- fang yu 19 shiji Bali chengshi gongyuan jianshe)’, Landscape Architecture (Fengjing Yuanlin), vol. 26, no. 11, pp. 108- 112, doi:10.14085/j.fjyl.2019.11.0108.05

[11] Zhang, Yichi 2018, ‘From Enclosure to Necessity: The Functions of Public Parks in the International Settlement of Shanghai, 1842- 1943’, Garden History, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 170-183

[12] Zhang, Yichi 2018, ‘Mapping the Urban Landscapes of Globalizing Encounters between Europe and Asia’, Newsletter of Ray- mond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, vol. 21, pp. 4-6

[13] Zhang, Yichi 2013, ‘Studying the Transformation of Tianjin Salt Merchant’s Private Garden in Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Re- gions through the Literary Lyrics and Poems at that Time (Cong wenren jishi tiyong kan Kangyongqian shiqi Tianjin yanshang sijia yuan- lin de zhuanzhe)’, Chinese Landscape Architecture (Zhongguo yuanlin), vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 87-91, doi:CNKI:SUN:ZGYL.0.2013-06-026

[14] Arapi, Nora, Augustini, Merita, De Roey, Nena & Zhang, Yichi 2011, ‘Hotel Jussiant, Antwerp’, Newsletter of Raymond Lemaire In- ternational Centre for Conservation , vol. 8, pp. 26-28

[15] Zhang, Yichi 2011, ‘From “Eastern Landscape Designers Learn from the   West” to “Western   Landscape   De- signers Learn from the East” (Cong ”Dongyuanxijian” dao ”Xiyuandongjian”)’, Landscape Architecture (Fengjing Yuan- lin), vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 145-146, doi:10.14085/j.fjyl.2011.02.030

[16] Zhang, Yichi 2010, ‘The First British Concession Garden of Tianjin-Victoria Garden (Tianjin shouzuo yingzujie gongyuan — Wei- duoliya huayuan)’, Modern Landscape Architecture (Xiandai yuanlin), pp. 44-47, doi:CNKI:SUN:NYYL.0.2010-05-013

[17] Zhang, Yichi, Meng, Xiangbin & Liu, Xian 2008, ‘The Multiform Windows Applied in Some Beijing Gardens of the Qing Dynast (Bei- jing Qingdai yuanlin jianzhu zhong shijinchuang yingyong)’, Chinese Landscape Architecture (Zhongguo yuanlin), vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 76- 81, doi:CNKI:SUN:ZGYL.0.2008-05-024

[18] Zhang, Yichi & Li, Huanming 2007, ‘The Effect of the Olympic Games on the Flower Market in China based on the Balance be- tween Supply and Demand (Jiyu gongqiu pingheng fenxi aoyunhui dui woguo huahui shichang de yingxiang)’, Modern Landscape Architec- ture (Xiandai yuanlin), pp. 33-35, doi:CNKI:SUN:NYYL.0.2007-11-012

 

Fully Refereed Conference Proceedings

[1]   Zhang, Yichi 2019, ‘Victoria Park in Tianjin: British Urbanism Shaped by Interaction during China’s Modernization ’, The 9th International Congress of the Italian Association of Urban History - The global city: The urban condition as a pervasive phenomenon , vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 395-403

[2]   Zhang, Yichi 2015, ‘From Enclosure to Necessity: The Functions of the Public Parks in the International Settlement of Shanghai, 1842- 1937’, EAAC 2015 Gwangju International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture, vol. 5, no. 303, pp. 845-850

[3]   Zhang, Yichi 2013, ‘Constructing a Modern Memorial Landscape - Tianjin Victoria Park: 1887-1945 ’, Proceed- ings of 2013 Xi’an 2013 International Conference of Modern Architecture Heritage Conservation ”Other MoMo, Other Heritage”, pp. 9-12

[4]   Zhang, Yichi 2011, ‘The Effect of Concession Garden to Landscape Architecture Development in Tianjin’, 48th IFLA (The International Federation of Landscape Architects) World Congress 2011, pp. 1

 

 

Tags: China, Landscape Architecture, Conservation, Garden History, Urban History, British history, Heritage, Architecture, 20th Century, Colonial History

Publications

  • Zhang, Yichi (2021). 公共健康与近代租界公园建设——以上海公共租界为例 [Public Health and Parks in the foreign settlements of modern China – case studies on the International Settlements in Shanghai]. Urban History Research.
  • Zhang, Yichi & Wang, Junzhe (2021). Chinese Garden Research in the 21st Century International Academia —A Diachronic Analysis of Journal Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes and Dumbarton Oaks Library and Collection. 景观设计学. ISSN 2096-336X. doi: 10.15302/J-LAF-1-020045. Full text in Research Archive
  • Zhang, Yichi (2021). China’s Vauxhall: Pleasure Gardens in Modern Shanghai. In Wolschke-Bulmahn, Joachim & Clark, Ronald (Ed.), From Garden Art to Landscape Architecture. Traditions, Re-Evaluations, and Future Perspectives. AVM - Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft München. ISSN 978-3-95477-125-7. p. 33–42.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2021). Hebei New Area in Tianjin, 1902–1912 – implementing Japanese commercial and industrial urban planning ideas in China. Planning Perspectives. ISSN 0266-5433. doi: 10.1080/02665433.2020.1867003.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2020). Open to the Public: The Opening Up of Royal Parks in London. Fengjing yuanlin. ISSN 1673-1530. 27(10), p. 124–128. Full text in Research Archive
  • Zhang, Yichi (2020). From ‘Arcadia of the Literati’ to ‘Extravagant Enclosure’: The Tianjin Salt Merchant Gardens of the Qing Dynasty. Landscape Research. ISSN 0142-6397. 45(7), p. 789–801. doi: 10.1080/01426397.2020.1766005. Full text in Research Archive
  • Wang, Junzhe & Zhang, Yichi (2020). The Renewal of Xinmin Food Market under the Background of "Relieving Beijing of Functions Nonessential to Its Role as the Capital". E3S Web of Conferences. ISSN 2267-1242. 143. doi: 10.1051/e3sconf/202014301043. Full text in Research Archive
  • Zhang, Yichi (2020). Transforming Urban Parks in the International Settlement of Shanghai at the Turn of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Zhongguo yuanlin. ISSN 1000-6664. 36(6), p. 125–129. doi: 10.19775/j.cla.2020.06.0125.
  • Zhang, Yichi & Wang, Junzhe (2019). Jean-Charles Adolphe Alphand and the promenades in the nineteenth century Paris. Fengjing yuanlin. ISSN 1673-1530.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2018). The Settler Urban Landscape of a British Concession— Victoria Park in Tianjin, China. In Huang, Yu-ting & Weaver-Hightower, Rebecca (Ed.), Archiving Settler Colonialism: Culture, Space and Race. Routledge. ISSN 9780815350965. p. 49–66. doi: 10.4324/9781351142045-4.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2018). Holes in the Wall. In Jaivin, Linda (Eds.), China Yearbook 2017: Prosperity. ANU Press. ISSN 9781760462024. p. 200–1.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2018). From Enclosure to Necessity: The Functions of Public Parks in the International Settlement of Shanghai, 1842-1943. Garden history. ISSN 0307-1243.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2013). Studying the Transformation of Tianjin Salt Merchant’s Private Garden in Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Regions through the Literary Lyrics and Poems at that Time. Zhongguo yuanlin. ISSN 1000-6664.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2011). From “Eastern Landscape Designers Learn from the West” to “Western Landscape Designers Learn from the East”. Fengjing yuanlin. ISSN 1673-1530.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2010). The First British Concession Garden of Tianjin-Victoria Garden. Modern Landscape Architecture. ISSN 1003-6997.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2008). The Multiform Windows Applied in Some Beijing Gardens of the Qing Dynasty. Zhongguo yuanlin. ISSN 1000-6664.
  • Zhang, Yichi & Li, Huanming (2007). The Effect of the Olympic Games on the Flower Market in China based on the Balance between Supply and Demand. Modern Landscape Architecture. ISSN 1003-6997.

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  • Zhang, Yichi (2019). Victoria Park in Tianjin: British Urbanism Shaped by Interaction during China’s Modernization.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2018). Mapping the Urban Landscapes of Globalizing Encounters between Europe and Asia. Newsletter of Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2018). The Parlor of the Metropolis Public Parks and Open Space in the British Concessions of China.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2017). Islands in the City: Placing the British Settlements in China, 1845-1861.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2017). From Decoration to Necessity: the Functions of the Public Parks in the British Concessions of China, 1842-1937.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2016). Sprouting from Various Flags: The Development Approaches of British and American Settlements in Shanghai and Tianjin, China.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2015). From Enclosure to Necessity: The Functions of the Public Parks in the International Settlement of Shanghai, 1842-1937.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2013). Constructing a Modern Memorial Landscape --- Tianjin Victoria Park: 1887–1945.
  • Arapi, Nora; Augustini, Merita; De Roey, Nena & Zhang, Yichi (2011). Hotel Jussiant, Antwerp. Newsletter of Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation.
  • Zhang, Yichi (2011). The Effect of Concession Garden to Landscape Architecture Development in Tianjin.

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