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Research Interests

  • Architectural history and heritage in China.
  • Urban history and heritage in China.
  • Social and cultural sustainability of the built environment. 

Personal profile

Expertise summary

Jing has been practicing architectural and urban design since 1996. As a design-focused architect, he has been involved in a number of award-winning projects, locally, nationally and internationally.  

Prior to joining UNNC, Jing has been teaching (design studios) and researching in UNSW since 2008. Jing’s research interest lies in the history and theory of the built environment, particularly focusing on the architecture and urbanism of China. Jing is the author of Chinese Urbanism:  Urban Form and Life in the Tang-Song Dynasties (2020) and Heritage-led Urban Regeneration in China (2017, with Tim Heath). Currently Jing is working on Chinese architectural heritage focusing on the history of two important architectural elements: zaojing and dougong.

Most of Jing’s papers have appeared in the leading scholarly journals for architecture and urban design, such as Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, The Journal of Architecture, and Journal of Urban Design. As a reviewer, Jing has also contributed to the leading scholarly journals, such as The Journal of Architecture, arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, Journal of Urban History and Geoforum.

Jing has been serving as a Committeeman of City Strategic Development Committee for Ningbo since 2016, reviewing all the major municipal projects for urban planning, urban design, and architecture. Jing is also the committeeman of Urban Design Committee of Zhejiang Province, leading the urban design practice and scholarly activities.

Teaching

  • Architectural Humanities I: History of Architectural meaning from Antiquity to the Present Day 
  • Architecture Design Studio
  • Urban Design Theory

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