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Jiang, Shou-Xiang (Kinor) 姜绶祥 (1963–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Jiang is a Chinese textile designer, working in Hong Kong. Graduating in 1992 from the Central Academy of Art & Design (CAFA) in Beijing, China, with a Bachelor’s degree in textile design gave Jiang a second career in design. Following...

Sui, Anna (1964–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Sui is an American fashion designer, of Chinese descent. Although Anna Sui was born and educated in the United States, her designs reference both east and west, with an eclectic mix of ideas fueled by visits to flea markets in Paris...

Sacred Objects and Design in Buddhism

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Buddhism began around the fourth century B.C.E., when Prince Siddhārta Gautama (also known as Śākyamuni, “the sage of the Śākya clan”) attained awakening (after which, he came to be praised as the Buddha or “the awakened one”) and began...

Chunning, Guo 郭春宁 (1958–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Chinese graphic designer Guo graduated from the Central Academy of Arts & Design (now the Academy of Art & Design, Tsinghua University) and was given a position as a graphic designer in the advertising department of the state-owned...

China Red Star Design Award (2006–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...With China’s rising production output leading to its status as the world’s factory, the nation became aware of its negative international reputation for imitating products. To promote awareness of intellectual property rights...

Feng Shui

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Feng Shui (风水) is a Chinese traditional cultural philosophy and practice developed over 4,000 years ago. It literally translates as wind and water. It is a complex body of knowledge deeply rooted in Taoism and aims at selecting sites...

International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) (2005–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded in 2005 by the Chinese Institute of Design, the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) is a charitable organization that aims to promote research and study of design internationally. Membership...

Chinese Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In China, there is a long history of design, which has its roots in ancient art and craft traditions. One of the government-endorsed textbooks on Chinese design history, Chinese Design History (Zhongguo Yishu Sheji Shi ) (2001/2013), offers...

Chopsticks, China

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Left to right: disposable wooden chopsticks; Japanese lacquered chopsticks; Korean stainless steel chopsticks; Chinese melamine chopsticks, 2000s Photograph by Sirpa Kutilainen. Chopsticks are used...

Chinoiserie: A Global Style

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 4 : Transnational and Global Issues in Asian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Encyclopedia Article

...Chinoiserie is a decorative style that takes images and materials thought to be related to “China”—understood as both a specific place and a set of ideas—as its inspiration. The style emerged in the context of early modern global trade...