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Liang Sicheng(Chinese: 梁思成，20 April 1901– 9 January 1972) was the son of Liang Qichao, a well-known Chinesethinker in the late Qing Dynasty. Liang Sicheng returned to China from the United Statesafter studying at the University of Pennsylvania. His wife was Chinese architect and poet Lin Huiyin, who is an aunt of the Chinese American architect and artist Maya Lin.
Liang is the author of China's first modern history on Chinese architectureand founder of the Architecture Department of Northeast University in 1928 and Tsinghua Universityin 1946. He was the Chinese representative in the Design Board which designed the United Nations headquartersin New York. He, along with Lin Huiyin (1904–1955), Mo Zongjiang (1916–1999), and Ji Yutang (1902–c. 1960s), discovered and analyzed the first and second oldest timber structures still standing in China, located at Nanchan Templeand Foguang Templeat Mount Wutai.
He is recognized as the “Father of Modern Chinese Architecture”. To cite Princeton University, which awarded him an honorary doctoral degree in 1947, he was “a creative architect who has also been a teacher of architectural history, a pioneer in historical research and exploration in Chinese architecture and planning, and a leader in the restoration and preservation of the priceless monuments of his country.”