Yu Zhuoyun

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YU ZHUOYUN. Chinese, b. 1918. Genres: Architecture. Career: Beijing Cultural Relics Committee, Beijing, China, engineer, 1941-54; Palace Museum, Beijing, senior engineer, 1954-84, chief of Design Section, 1954-79, vice-director of department of ancient architecture, 1980-84, chief engineer, 1984-89. Lecturer at Beijing University of Industry, 1984, 1986. Technical adviser of committee for building the pagoda holding tooth relic of Buddha, Buddhist Association of China, 1957-58; China Association for Preservation Technology of Cultural Relics, vice-chairman, 1981-92, chairman, 1992-; Architectural Society of China, member of Committee of History and Theory, 1975-93, advisor, Historical Branch, 1993-; Graduate School of Southeast China University, visiting professor, 1994-; member, specialist group of State Administration of Museums and Archaeological Data, 1989-; member, professor group of Technical Centre of Civil Architecture, Beijing, 1989-; member, Committee for the Conservation of Cultural and Historical Relics, Eastern City, Beijing, 1987-92; President, China Society of The Forbidden City; Member, National Committee of China Association for Science and Technology. Publications: (chief compiler) Palaces of the Forbidden City, 1982; (chief compiler) Palace Architecture (part of "Complete Works of China's Art" series), 1986; (chief compiler) Study and Preservation for Architecture of The Forbidden City. Contributor to anthologies and journals. Address: Administrative Department for Ancient Architecture, Palace Museum, Beijing, People's Republic of China.