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Architecture Faculty and Staff

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Emeritus

Professor Emeritus

Paul Shao

Professor Emeritus, Architecture

Mailing Address

Architecture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: (515) 294-8244
Email: pshao@iastate.edu
Office: 495 Design

Education

BBA  Ohio University, 1964
BFA  China Art College, 1965
MA  University of Kansas, 1967
MFA University of Massachusetts, 1970
ED. D  University of Massachusetts, 1979

Supporting Files

Research Interests

1. Chinese architecture and landscape architecture design
2. Cultural diffusion: Asia and the Americas
3. Three-dimensional design
4. Comparative aesthetics.

Current Projects

Books:
Asiatic Influences in Pre-Columbian American Art, Iowa State University Press, 1976
The Origin of Ancient American Culture, Iowa State University Press, 1983

Articles:

“Chinese Influence in Pre-Classic Mesoamerican Art”, Diffusion and Migration: Their Roles in Cultural Development. Edited by P. J. Duke, et. al. University of Calgary Press, 1979
"China and Pacific Basin Art and Architectural Styles", Pre-Columbiana, VI, June 1998

Manuscripts to be published 2022:

Principles of Chinese Landscape Architecture: The Order of Human to Nature.
Cosmic Art and Architecture of China 6000 BC to Present.

Current Scholarship

  • International Service Awards, 09/05/2014