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Yiping Dong

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Dr. Yiping Dong is an associate professor in the Department of Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University. She is a trained architect and architectural historian. She has a Master of Architecture Design and Theory, and completed her PhD in Architecture History and Theory from Tongji University in 2013. During her graduate study and research period, she was involved in several research and practice projects on architectural/urban heritage conservation and regeneration. She was invited as a Masters exchange student in Germany (2002-2003) and was a visiting Ph.D. candidate in ETH Zurich in Switzerland (2007-2008), funded by scholarships from DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) and CSC (China Scholarship Council). She is active in the research of architectural history and heritage. Her research interests include: Heritage theory, Chinese architectural history and theory in a global context, Industrial heritage and heritage-led regeneration, Garden History, Architectural design in context and the adaptive re-use of buildings. She has published over 10 papers within these fields. She serves as peer reviewer for multiple journals, and she is an academic member of IAHAC (Industrial Architecture Heritage Academic Committee) of China; member of TICCIH (International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage); and Vice President of ACHS (Association of Critical Heritage Studies). Her recent research “Western Origin of Chinese Modern Industrial Buildings and the Localization Process-Case study of Textile Mills in Jiangsu and Shanghai Area” is funded by the Young Scholar NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China).

Research interests

Garden History

Chinese Architectural History and Theory in Global Context

Vernacular Architecture

Architectural / Heritage Theory in transnational context

Adaptive Re-use

Architectural Design in Historical Context

Heritage-led Regeneration

Industrial Heritage


Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University -2017 to present

Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Xiapos;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2012 to 2017

Assistant Architect (Part time), Chang Qing Studio, Tongji University - 2001 to 2012


ARC 203 History of Asian Architecture

ARC 406 Topics in Architectural History

ARC 413 Master Design Studio

ARC 304 Final Year Project

ARC 204 Small Architecture Design

ARC 105 Small Space Design

ARC 101 Design Thinking and Articulation

ARC203 History of Asian Architecture

Awards and honours

2018 Best SURF Project, Research Award SURF 2018, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University

2016 Excellent Graduates Research Award (Doctoral Dissertation), Shanghai Municipal Education Commission; Shanghai Degree Awarding Committee

2014 Third Award of 8th Construction Festival, National Supervision Board Architecture Education amp; Tongji University

2014 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award 2014, Tongji University

2014 Innovative Teaching Practices, Highly Commended, 2nd Annual Teaching Prize, Xiapos;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

2013 Innovative Teaching Practices, Winner,1st Annual XJTLU Teaching Prize, Xiapos;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

D.Eng , College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China - 2013

Guest Ph.D , Department of Architectre, Institute of Historic Building Research and Conservation (IDB), ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, 2007-2008 - 2007

M.Arch , College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China - 2004

Other , Exchange student, Fachhochschule Nordosterniedersachsen, Germany, 2002-2003 - 2002

B. Arch , College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China - 2001

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