Roan Ching-yueh

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Bug Dome by WEAK! in Shenzhen, 2009.
Roan at the Shenzhen & Hong-Kong Bi-City Biennial of Architecture & Urbanism in 2009.

Roan Ching-Yueh (阮慶岳 born in 1958 in Taipei, Taiwan) is a Taiwanese architect, writer, curator and an Associate Professor of Department of Art Creativity and Development, Yuan Ze University.[1]


He has published more than 20 books in both Taiwan and China, including architecture and literature writings. One of his novels, Lin Xiu-Zhi and Her Family, was included in the 10 best Chinese books of 2004 by Yazhou Zhoukan in Hong Kong.


He has won literary awards including Taiwan Literature Awards 2001, Taipei Literature Awards 2003 and Wu Yongfu Literature Awards 2003.[2]

The Taiwan Pavilion[edit]

Roan was the curator of Taiwan Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2006 of Paradise Revisited: Micro Cities and Non-Meta Architecture in Taiwan.[3] Roan is WEAK! together with Hsieh Ying-chun and Marco Casagrande.[4] The WEAK! operates an independent architectural research centre Ruin Academy as their headquarters in Taipei.[5]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1] – Man Asian Literary Prize 2009
  2. ^ [2] – Indians dominate 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize longlist, IBN 2009
  3. ^ [3] – Ching-Yueh Roan, Yuan Ze University 2009
  4. ^ [4] – Dezeen: Bug Dome by WEAK! 2009
  5. ^ Illegal Architecture in Taipei – Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan, Architizer 2011