Wu Jiang


Room 411, Building C, CAUP, Tongji Univ.

Research Fields

  • History and Theory of Architecture, Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Research Profile

  • Prof. Dr. Jiang WU, 1st class registered architect of China, now the Vice President of Tongji University, Shanghai. He is the chairman of Shanghai Urban Planning Society and vice chairman of Shanghai Architecture Society, and the Steering Council Member of the Architecture Society of China (ASC). From 2011, he was elected as the chairman of the Global University Partnership for Environment and Sustainability in Nairobi (GUPES). He is also the editorial committee member of several top academic journals such as TIME + ARCHITCTURE (Tongji University), WORLD ARCHITCTURE (Tsinghua University), URBAN PLANNING FORUM (Tongji University) and PUBLIC ARTS (Shanghai University). Wu was educated in China, got his degrees of Bachelor, Master and Doctor from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University. He has been teaching history and theory of architecture, urban design, and historical preservation in Tongji University from 1986 to 2003, and from 2003 to 2008, Wu was the deputy director general of Shanghai Municipal Urban Planning Administration Bureau. He has been a visiting scholar in the University of Hong Kong from 1993 to 1994, and a senior visiting scholar in the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University from 1996 to 1997. In the past 20 years, Wu has published more than 10 books and more than 60 articles in his research fields. than 200 words)

Grants and Awards

  • 1st Price, National Planning and Design Award(2014)

  • 2nd Price, National Planning and Design Award(2005)

  • 1st Price, Shanghai Municipal Advisory Award(2013)

  • 2nd Price, Shanghai Municipal Progressive Award of Science and Technology(2007)

Current Courses

  • City Reading, for the 2nd year students of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning

  • Lectures on Selected Contemporary China Urban Issues, for the doctoral students of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning



  • Shanghai Longtang (《上海弄堂》), Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House(上海人民美术出版社), 1997 (cooperated with Luo Xiaowei)

  • A History of Shanghai Architecture 1840-1949 (《上海百年建筑史》), Tongji University Press, 1997, 2008

  • Research on China’s Modern Architectural Academia, 《中国近代建筑学术思想研究》China Architectural Press, 2003

  • A History of Modern Architectural Education in China, 《中国现代建筑教育史》,China Construction Press, 2007(cooperated with Qian Feng)

  • Planning and Administration of Historic Preservation Areas, 《历史文化风貌区保护规划编制与管理》, Tongji University Press, 2008 (cooperated with Wang Lin)

  • Hudec’s Architecture in Shanghai, Shanghai Arts Press, 2008

  • Shanghai Urbanism at the Medium Scale,(cooperated with ShaYongjie) Springer Press, 2014

  • SELECTED ARTICLES(since 1999,)

  • Campus and Community, Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,1/1999

  • Two New Campus Buildings for Architecture School in US, Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,1/1999

  • Pre-Colonial Shanghai Urban Development and Social Features, Dialogue, Taiwan, 2-3/1999

  • Significance of Urban Design, Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,2/1999

  • Urban Space and Waterfront Envionment in Shanghai, Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,3/1999

  • Bauhaus’s Influence in Shanghai, presented at the international conference on Mega Cities 2000, Hong Kong, 2000.2.

  • Bauhaus Principles in the Architecture of Shanghai, Peking, Shanghai and Shenzheng, Edition Bauhaus, Germany, 2000

  • Old Existing within New: preservation of Chen’s house in Pudong, Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,2/2000

  • Architectural Theories in China since 1980s, Double Frames, The Center for Asian Environments, Sydney, Australia, 2000

  • History of Shanghai Private Architecture Firms, Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,1/2001

  • Origin of Modern Architecture, Design Trend, (《设计新潮》),1/2001

  • My thinking on conservation and recycling of old buildings, World Architecture,《世界建筑》)2001/6

  • To make a Open System in Architectural Education, Time+Architecture(《时代建筑》(增刊) , 2001

  • A Review on the Shanghai Biennale as a Curator, Art China (《艺术当代》), 6/2002

  • Situation of Contemporary Architecture of China,Shanghai Biennale,2002

  • A Further Discussion on the Division of Chinese Architects' Generations, (《建筑学报》),12/2002

  • Reflections on Shanghai Biennale as a Curator,Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,1/2003

  • Huang and his Modern Architectural Education Practice in Shanghai, Research on Chinese Architectural Academia, China Architectural Press, 2003

  • Preserving Structure and Seeking for Living Space, Architectural Journal (《建筑学报》),11/2003

  • An Outline of the Way of Tongji Architecture,Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,6/2004

  • The Detail Planning of Historical Conservation of Hengshan-Fuxing Historic

  • Areas, Shanghai Planning (《上海城市规划》), 1/2005

  • Cinematic Presentation and City Memory, Art China (《艺术当代》), 4/2005

  • A General Review of the Urban Conservation System in Shanghai,Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,2/2006

  • Reuse of Industrial Buildings and Creative Industry, Planner(《规划师》), 1/2008

  • 2010 World Expo will impetus Shanghai’s Development, Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,4/2009

  • A Rethinking of Significant Issues about Shanghai City Planning and Development Administration, Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,6/2009

  • Shanghai Urban Development Compared with Foreign Metropolitans, Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,6/2009

  • Questions and Challenges:Chinese Urbanization Model,Journal of Chinese Academy of Sciences(《中国科学院院刊》),Vo.l25/ 3,2010/5

  • Reflections on Post-Expo Architecture, Time+Architecture (《时代建筑》) ,1/2011

  • About Asian Cities, Shanghai Urban Planning review(《上海城市规划》) , 2/3/4/5/6/2012, 1/2/3/6/2013, 1/2/3/6/2014,