Academician of CAS


Chang Qing Studio; 1230 Siping Road, Room 402, Shanghai 200092 CHINA

Research Fields

  • Traditional Chinese Architecture, Conservation and Regeneration of Built Heritage

Research Positions

  • As professor and former head (2003-2014) of the Architecture Department, Dr. CHANG, Qing is one of the prominent Chinese scholars in the field of traditional architecture and built heritage conservation and regeneration. Based on historical study with comparative and anthropological perspectives, his researches and practices persist in discovery and revitalization of the values of traditional architecture and Chinese culture. Starting from the 1980s, during master and doctoral period in Beijing and Nanjing, he started his early research focusing on architecture and heritage along the ancient Silk Roads in Western China and central Asia. After moving to Shanghai, he gradually broadened his heritage researches in the last two decades, from the ancient to more recent, from conservation to regeneration, from urban artifacts in the semi-colonial period of Shanghai, to the vernacular remains in China as a whole. He has designed many well-known architecture and heritage projects; and won a series of domestic and international awards for the efforts to bridge the past, present and future developments. Prof. CHANG is also the leading advocator and educator of heritage preservation. He is the founder of the first Historic Preservation Bachelor Program in China, and the chair professor of the Historic Preservation academic and professional team in Tongji CAUP.

Grants and Awards

  • Top Prize, National Book Awards, State Administration of Press and Publication of China, 1999

  • Second Prize, Science and Technology Progress Award, Ministry of Education, China, 2004

  • Gold of Holcim Award, Asia Pacific in Sustainable Construction, Holcim Foundation, 2005

  • Distinguished Professor Award of Shanghai Universities, Shanghai Municipal Government, 2007

  • First Prize of Architectural Design, Shanghai Society of Architecture, 2008

  • FAIA, American Institute of Architects, 2009

  • UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award, Honorable Mention, 2010

  • First Prize in Survey and Design, China Society of Survey and Design, 2011

  • First Prize in Survey and Design, Ministry of Education, China, 2011

  • Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award, Shanghai Municipal Government, 2014

Current Courses

  • Theory and History of Architecture, Part I (Undergraduate program)

  • History of Chinese Architecture (Graduate program)

  • Traditional Chinese Architecture (English course for international students)

  • Participant of Courses: (1) Introduction to Architecture, (2) Architectural Anthropology, (3) Disciplinary Frontier of Architecture, Unban Planning and Landscape Garden.


  1. CHANG, Qing. A Comparative Study on Architecture along the Silk Roads [D]. Hunan Education Press, 1992.

  2. CHANG, Qing. The History of Chinese Architecture in Cultural Context [M]. Shanghai People Press, 1998.

  3. CHANG, Qing. The Conservative Strategy of Historic Architectural Heritage [M]. Tongji University Press, 2003

  4. CHANG, Qing. Ed in chief, eds. The Origin of a Metropolis- a Study on Nanjing Road [M]. Tongji University Press, 2007. (Bilingual version in both English and Chinese)

  5. CHANG, Qing. The Rebirth Way of Historic Environment through Design [M]. China Building Industry Press, 2009. (Bilingual version in both English and Chinese)

  6. CHANG, Qing. A Symbol of Modern Shanghai on the Bund-Sassoon House Record and Analysis [M]. Shanghai Splendid Essay Press, 2011.

  7. CHANG, Qing. Ed in chief, eds. Envisioning Historic Place- Urban and Rural Architectural Heritage Conservation Field at Tongji University [M]. Tongji University Press, 2014.