China Academy of Art
Tang Lixing
Professor, Doctoral Advisor, CAA

Tang Lixing (1946-), born in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, graduated from the History Department of Nanjing University. He is a Level-2 Professor and doctoral advisor at the China Academy of Art (CAA). He focuses on the Jiangnan studies, social history of art, and Huizhou culture.

He was previously a professor at Anhui Normal University, Soochow University, and Shanghai Normal University, and a member of the academic boards of Soochow University and Shanghai Normal University. He was also a leader of the Primary Discipline Doctoral Program of History at Shanghai Normal University, and a leader of the key discipline programs of Shanghai. He currently serves as Director of the Research Center of Modern Chinese Society (a Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences of Shanghai) at Shanghai Normal University. Concurrently, he is Vice President of the Chinese Society of Social History, and an academic member of the Research Center of Huizhou Culture (a Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences designated by the Ministry of Education) at Anhui University. He is also a member of the Academic Committee for the Study of the Jiangnan Culture in the Yangtze River Delta. He received a special government allowance from the State Council (1993), and was awarded "Distinguished Philosophy and Social Science Worker of Jiangsu Province" (1998), "Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contribution in Jiangsu Province" (1999), etc. He was involved in lecture or exchange programs in Japan, Korea, the UK, the US, Canada, and Taiwan Province. He is a chief expert for Review and Study of the Historical Materials of Suzhou Pingtan (Story Telling and Ballad Singing), which is a major program of the National Social Science Fund of China.