ZHU Xiaoming



Room 404, Building C, CAUP, Tongji Univ.

ArcResearch Fields

  • Architectural Heritage Conservation and developmenthitectural Design and Theory

Research Profile

  • Dr. Xiaoming Zhu has been working in the field of architecture conservation theory and practice since 1996, mainly there are four fields: (1) Chinese vernacular villages and timber building's conservation and renewal method. (2) Conservation theory and policy in European countries basing on Britain. (3) Modern building's construction and ordinary living space in Shanghai including historic districts. (4) Industrial Heritage conservation and renovation in China. Dr. Zhu pays much attention on small villages, small alleys, small linong buildings and small potatoes. In fact, it is in another perspective way of researching historic environment. It is interesting and attractive in both China and also of the world. She is a visiting scholar in School of Built Environment University of Nottingham, UK. And a participant of ICWCT 2010 of a wooden course in Norway. She is a leader of international cooperation project in the field of historic buildings' renovation since 2010 with Union Rempart France.

  • Dr. Zhu is now leading a research group on the topic "Historical Research and Conservation of Modern Collieries Industrial Heritage during China's Transformation" supported by The National Natural Science Funds China (2015-2019).

Current Courses

  • Architecture Design (First year, Second year and Graduation design)

  • Historic District Survey

  • Contemporary Heritage Conservation in Britain Today

Grands and Awards

  • China Great Canal Conservation and Study, ISOCARP Award for Excellence 2009


Chinese Vernacular Environment (especially old villages and timber buildings)

  1. Xiaoming Zhu: History. Environment. Vitality  the World of Vernacular Villages, China Architecture Material and Building Press,2002, reprinted in 2005. ISBN-7-80159-263-8.

  2. Xiaoming Zhu & Peng Zhou: Finding Chinese Architecture Tangjia Wan, Tongji University Publishing, 2006, ISBN7-5608-3228-8/K.54.

  3. Xiaoming Zhu and YIsan Ruan: Comprehensive Survey of Old Towns along the Grand Canal in the north part of the Yangzi River, Research on Urban and Regional Planning, October.2008

  4. Xiaoming Zhu. A history and reality of a vernacular village in Wannan Anhui Province, Tongji University Publishing, 2010

  5. Xiaoming Zhu, Zengyuan Gao, Practical Research on Three Vernacular Festival Sites in the Central Region of Zhejiang Province Basing on Co-operation of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage, Journal of Tongji University, 01, 2011

  6. Xiaoming Zhu, Ren Zhen. Type and Memory: Typical Species of National Key Cultural Relics Zhaji Ancient Residence in Anhui Province, Journal  of Architecture, 2011(4)

Modern Architecture Conservation in Shanghai (especially traditional Linong, worker village and industrial buildings)

  1. Xiaoming Zhu , Donghai Zhu. Cite Bourgogne:  A historical Picture of old alley in Shanghai, China Architecture & Building Press,2012

  2. Xiaoming Zhu, Memorandum of Caoyang Yi Cun Shanghai—Reflection of the first worker's model village in China basing on sense of worth reconstruction, Housing Science, 2011(11)

  3. Wei He, Xiaoming Zhu, A Research of Architectural Archives on Shanghai Municipal Council's Abattoir, Time Architecture, 2012(3)

  4. Xiaoming Zhu, Original Construction-Comparative Architecture Study of Shanghai Municipal Council Chusan Road Public Market, Time Architecture, 2015(2)

  5. Xiaoming Zhu Guohua Tian, Analysis on the Structure and Space of the Badminton Court in the Former Shanghai Japanese Middle School-Built in Special Period, Housing Science, 2015(1)

European Architectural Conservation Theory and Policy

  1. Xiaoming Zhu, Contemporary Heritage Conservation in Britain Today, Tongji University Publishing, 2007

  2. Xiaoming Zhu: Analysis of the Cultural Heritage Conservation System on the Level of Central Government in Italy, World Architecture (WA) 2009,06

  3. Xiaoming Zhu, Conservation and Influence of Social Palace in La Familistere de Guise in France, Journal of Architecture, 2010(12)

  4. Xiaoming Zhu, Norwegian wooden cultural heritage conservation in the perspective of the principles for the preservation of historic timber structures, Architect, 2012(8)

  5. Xiaoming Zhu, Save and Share: A Study of Recently  Industrial Heritage Conservation Policy Developed by English Heritage, Architecture Technique, 2014(10)

  6. Industrial Heritage Conservation (especially Collieries Heritage)

  7. Xiaoming Zhu, Zhen Ren, Fushun Colliery Development and Urban Planning Research During the south Manchuria railway Co Period, China Ancient City, 2013(2)

  8. Zhu Xiaoming Renzhen. The Capital of Coal in China-Fushun Coal Industrial Heritage and Value System. The XVth International TICCIH Congress, Pp220-225, Taiwan, 2012.11.11-16

  9. Xiaoming Zhu, Xiaojing Zhu, Industrial Heritage Conservation and Renewal Design in Huaxin Cement Factory in Hubei Province, Chinese Industrial Heritage Conservation and Survey conference, 2012 Hubei Wuhan

  10. Rethinking about the Harbin Riverside Park Restaurant: Feature Recognition and Conservation of Intercultural Wooden Structure Heritage, China Ancient City ,2014(8)