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Phuong Phan

Phuong Phan

MA Student

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Phuong Phan is currently writing her master’s thesis in the program “Art History in a Global Context” at Freie Universitaet Berlin.

She works as a student assistant at the Hermann von Helmholtz Center for Cultural Techniques and the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space.

Regards Croisés - Social, Cultural and Economic Perspectives on the Architecture of the Chinese Shophouses in Ho-Chi-Minh-City Between 1920-1945

Phuong Phan’s master’s thesis focuses on the history and stylistic idiom of the so called “shophouse”, a building type widely spread in South-East Asia.

The thesis deals with the shophouse as an artefact of hybrid cultural exchange, economic networks and impact of Chinese migrants and French authorities on urban planning during the 1930s in HCM-City.