William Chapman is Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and Professor and Chair in the Department of American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Educated at Columbia and Oxford (M.S. and D.Phil), he specializes in architectural recording, the history of historic preservation, and materials conservation. Widely published in scholarly journals, he has also written on subjects ranging from the historic Volcano House Hotel in Hawai‘i to the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. His most recent book is A Heritage of Ruins: The Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2013). Married and the father of two daughters and two stepchildren, he lives in Honolulu and in Bangkok.

Book by William Chapman


A Traveler’s Guide through History, Ruins, and Landscapes

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