XU Ping

Member of the FDC Academic Committee (Leading Professional in Design)
Professor

Research Area: Design Theory (Design History and Theoretical Research)

Xu Ping is the former Deputy Dean, professor and doctoral supervisor at the School of Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). He also worked as the Deputy Director of CAFA Art Research Center for Olympic Games, Head of the Institute of Design Culture and Policy Studies at CAFA, Vice Director of Industrial Design Council of the China Artists Association, Executive Director of the China Industrial Design Association (CIDA), Vice Chairman of Folk Art Committee of Chinese Arts and Crafts Institute. Ping served as a member of the review board in the Arts & Design Exhibition of the 9th and 10th National Exhibition of Fine Arts as well as the 5th Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts. He was also a senior visiting scholar at the Engineering Department of Chiba University.

Educational Background
1984-1987 M.A. degree at Department of Arts and Crafts, Nanjing University of the Arts.
1988-1991 Ph.D. at Department of Fine Arts, Nanjing University of the Arts.

Work Experience
1987-2002 Nanjing University of the Arts
Director of Department of Design and Art, Dean of School of Design
2002-2016 Central Academy of Fine Arts
Deputy Director of the Department of Design and Art, Associate Dean of the School of Design, Dean of the Graduate School

Representative Research Results and Works
2010-2015 Academic Leader of “Research on the Application of Traditional Ethnic Cultural Elements in Modern Art and Design”, Major Project of Philosophy and Social Science of the Ministry of Education, National Project.
2006-2012 Project leader of “Research on Contemporary Design Art in China-Teaching and Researching Design Art Theory”, Beijing Municipal Education Commission, provincial and ministerial level.

Major Publications
2014 Designing the Earth, Peking University Press
2012 Chinese Graphic Design Research Literature of the 20th Century, Guangxi Fine Arts Publishing House

Major Articles
2011 "Bauhaus and the Formation of the Genealogy of Design Knowledge" (Independently Completed), "Bauhaus and the Orient" Collection, China Academy of Art Publishing House
2011 “Scale control and planning for the development of art disciplines”, (Independently Completed), China Academy of Art Journal, New Art, No. 4, 2011
2011 "Creative City Network and Design City Pattern" (Independently Completed), Decoration, Tsinghua University, China
2011 "Poem of the Earth: Preface" (Independently Completed), Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House, Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts Li Bosheng
2013 "The Nature of 'Design' and Its Reality Construction-Discussion on the Ontological Value of Design" (Independently Completed), Research in Art and Design
2013, " Towards Real World Design - Preface to a Chinese Translation " (Independently Completed), Design for the real world, CITIC Press
2013 “China's higher design education map 2007-2012”, Design Education magazine, No.1, Hebei Education Publishing House
2014 "Returning from the Ideal Starry Sky to the Land of Design" (first author), The Land of Design, Peking University Press
2014 "China as an Emerging Economy and its Design Dynamics" (Independently Completed), The Land of Design, Peking University Press
2014 “Decontextualization and Re-contextualization in Production- Cultural Definitions in Contemporary Arts and Crafts Disciplines”, Art Research
2014 “Decontextualization and Re-contextualization in Production- Cultural Definitions in Contemporary Arts and Crafts Disciplines”, Reproduction - China Contemporary Arts and Crafts Academic Forum , China Construction Industry Press
2014 "Natural Spirit - Grassroots Saga - Foreword", Master of Chinese Arts and Crafts Wu Yuanxin, Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House
2015 " Returning to the Reality of Contextualized and Landscaped Design - From Bauhaus to the Social Critique of Contextualism” (Independently Completed), Art Research
2015 "A set of historical images that cannot be forgotten - Graphic Design People and Events in the Early Revolutionary Activities of the Chinese Communist Party " (first author), Reproduction - Academic Forum on Contemporary Chinese Arts and Crafts, China Construction Industry Press

Honors and Awards
In 2008, he received the "Work Honor" award from the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In 2008, he received the "Cultural Innovation Award" as one of the main members of the Olympic design team of the Central Academy of Fine Arts issued by the Ministry of Culture.
In 2010, he was commended as one of the "Top Ten" educators of China Industrial Design Association.