Stanislaus Fung is a researcher in landscape architecture and architecture who has written extensively on Chinese landscape architecture and architecture in both traditional and contemporary contexts. He is best known for his close readings of Yuan ye, the 17th-century Chinese treatise on gardens, and for new analyses of Suzhou gardens that realigned the experience of spatial depth and scale to the sensibilities of Chinese painting. Stan Fung is Associate Professor and Director of the MPhil-PhD programme in the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has previously held teaching positions in Australia (in the University of Adelaide and the University of New South Wales) and in America (in the University of Pennsylvania).
Stan Fung’s research work has been supported by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Architecture in Chicago, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange in Taipei, and the Ian Potter Foundation in Melbourne. He currently holds a GRF grant from the University Grants Council in Hong Kong.
Apart from research papers addressed to specialists, Stan Fung has also brought his work to the attention of design practitioners with contributions to two edited volumes: Recovering Landscape (edited by James Corner) and Thinking the Contemporary Landscape (edited by Christophe Girot and Dora Imhof).
Stan Fung has had long editorial associations with a number of journals. He was Founding Editor (with Desley Luscombe) of Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (1988-1992). He has been a member of the editorial boards of Landscript, a book series of the Institute of Landscape Architecture ILA, ETH Zurich (since 2011), Shidai jianzhu (since 2001) and Chengshi jianzhu (since 2004).