Amazing introduction to these two Chinese cities! I knew nothing about them but Mr de Muynck did a fantastic monk of presenting the history of them. Mr de Muynck is an architect who lived in China for years and I love his use of many slides to show the architecture of these cities! He has a great use of maps so you can see where the cities are located when he discusses the use. He follows up his lecture with additional readings or videos that there was not enough time for and which shed light in these cities. Also appreciated the discussion of Chinese architecture as it is very different from US architecture. Great lecture!
I have visited these two cities, and learned about their layouts and historical background. There were numerous photos of the cities in the 1920's which were interesting, but I would have liked more scenes of the gardens, West Lake, "the Venice of Asia", etc., in modern times.