BArch California Polytechnic State University, MArch University of Washington, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Wan’s research interest is in the architecture, urban design, and visual culture of the early modern world. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Intertwined Genealogies: Dutch, Chinese, and Colonial Indonesian Architecture of Philanthropy, 1640-1740. His international and interdisciplinary projects have received Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards from the Social Science Research Council and the Council on Library and Information Resources. Before coming to the University of Hong Kong as a lecturer of architecture and Renaissance-Baroque art, he has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Washington.
“A Spectral Spectacle: Dutch Mannerist Portals at Amsterdam’s New Philanthropic Sites, 1581-1645,” Early Modern Low Countries 5, no. 2 (December 2021): 332-365. (read more)
“Paradox of Isolation: Amsterdam’s Pest Asylums and the City’s Continual Modernization,” Change Over Time 11, no. 1 (Spring 2022): 10-35. (read more)
“Disciplining Otherness in the Tropics: Dutch Philanthropic Sites and the Urbanization of Indonesian Ports, 1640-1730,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 81, no. 4 (December 2022): 420-440. (read more)