In the Guangxu Emperor , led by a circle of advisers, attempted to introduce drastic reforms to bring China onto the path to modernity. Liang was a leader of this movement. However, in the face of opposition from conservatives in the Qing court, the movement failed. Liang Qichao took refuge in Japan, where his eldest son was born.

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In a time when women had limited access to formal education, Lin was able to receive a formal education due to being part of a wealthy family. She obtained her degrees both in England and the United States. It was there she became acquainted with the well known Chinese poet Xu Zhimo. Lin wrote free verse, novels and prose. In , Lin and Liang Sicheng both enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania , where she also worked as a part-time assistant in the architectural department.

Although they both wanted to attend the School of Architecture, Lin was not admitted because she was a woman. She therefore enrolled in the School of Fine Arts. In April , the sixty-four-year old Indian poet Tagore visited China, Lin Huiyin and Xu Zhimo worked together to do the interpretation work for Tagore, during which Lin Huiyin distinguished herself with her fluent English and also won the admiration of the poet.

Upon her return, she helped to establish the Architectural Department in Northeastern University in Shenyang , where she then taught architecture briefly. This was one of the few buildings Lin designed. Throughout the s, Lin and her husband lived in Beiping, as Beijing was then called, near both of their families. Close friends at the time were the Americans Wilma and John K. In , she discovered the main hall of Foguang Temple near Doucun, Shanxi. The hall was the only remaining Tang dynasty timber structure known at the time.

This era made a simple request of you and you responded. Your absolute and simple heroism is a poem of this era. I want to add more sorrow to the unavoidable reality by screaming - you understand why - that you have gone too soon.

Brother, your bravery is great. Your death is too cruel. Lin also took part in the standardization of Beijing city planning. She died in of tuberculosis. Many of her works were praised for their subtlety, beauty, and creativity. They lobbied hard to protect many of the old buildings in Beijing at a time when many parts of the city were being leveled by the municipal government.

Although Lin did not receive the recognition due to her during her lifetime because she was a woman, there is now a renewed revival of her legacy. It has been quoted of Lin Huiyin that "it is often only through the light given off by a man that we see the woman behind him, particularly so for young women in the arts who emerged from the republican era. But Lin Huiyin is an exception. In her, we see the reflection of many outstanding men of the time, but in fact it is she who adds extra color and shine to their images.


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Kagagis This time a more systematic and all-around curriculum was discreetly put forward, consisted of courses of fine artstheory, history, science, and professional practice. Chinese Architecture: A Pictorial History A period of respite for Liang Sicheng came few years later when his ideas and theories about traditional designs for modern China gained resurgence, and was once again widely published. When the couple went back inthey were invited by the Northeastern University in Shenyang. He had to get out searching for the surviving buildings in order to verify his assumptions. Chinese Architecture: A Pictorial History — Sicheng Liang — Google Books They went anyway, established the second School of Architecture in China, but also the first curriculum which took a western one to be precise the curriculum from University of Pennsylvania as its prototype.


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