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Yunsheng Huang is an associate professor of Architectural History at University of Virginia School of Architecture. His education includes degrees from China and the United States. He was first trained in architecture at Tsinghua University and then practiced in design before changing the career to the research in architectural history. His Ph.D. topic on European architecture was completed at Princeton. After brief teaching at Cornell, he settled in Charlottesville. Currently he teaches courses on Asian architecture and East-West architectural interactions. His research and writing have been in this field. The most recent book “Classical Orders in Architecture”, by Beijing Architecture Press, is in printing. For investigating the related buildings, he extensively traveled in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. His journeys to Burma, Nepal and Laos result the new course of World Buddhist Architecture. In 1993, he started a summer program to lead students to study and travel in China. In summer 2012, the program celebrated its 20th anniversary in Beijing.