ZHENG Shiling

Academician of CAS



Room 506, Building C, CAUP, Tongji Univ.

Research Fields

  • Architectural History and Theory

Research Profile

  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Laurea honoris causa of Rome University. Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Membere de l'Académie d'Architecture of France, Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

  • The Ex-vice President of the Architectural Society of China, Ex-President of the Architectural Society of Shanghai, Ex-Director of the Committee of Urban Space & Environment, Shanghai Urban Planning Commission.

  • Now, Director of the Committee for Strategic Development, Shanghai Urban Planning Commission; Director of the Acdemic Board of Tonhji University.

  • His main design works are: Nanpu Bridge, Gezi Middle School, Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Fuxing High School, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Shanghai, The National Finance and Taxation Museum, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, The Bund Public Service Centre, Shanghai(2013)  etc. He has published more than 90 papers and thesis in academic periodicals, journals both international and domestic and international conferences, he has been the chair for many important juries for international and national architecture and urban planning competitions.

Current Courses

  • Architectural Criticism, Architectural Theory


  1. The main publications are: On the Rationality of Architecture - the Value System and Symbolism of Architecture (1997),

  2. The Evolution of Shanghai Architecture in Modern Times (1999),

  3. The Architecture Criticism (2014),

  4. Tracing Back - The Excellent Architecture of Modern Times in Shanghai (2001),

  5. World Cities - Shanghai (co-author with Alan Balfour, 2002), Research on Planning and Design of EXPO 2010 (2006),

  6. EXPO and Architecture(2009).