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Haruhiko Fujita

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Haruhiko Fujita is Professor of Aesthetics and Design History at Kobe Design University, and Professor Emeritus of Aesthetics at Osaka University, Japan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christine Guth

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Christine Guth led the Asian design history strand in the V&A / RCA History of Design Programme from 2007 until 2016. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jae-Joon Han

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Chae Lee

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Wendy Siuyi Wong

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Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...The Encyclopedia of East Asian Design is the first English-language encyclopedia dedicated to the study of Asian design in all its rich diversity. It provides a reference work for professionals, scholars, students, and general readers who...

Interior Design and Furnishing in Pre-Modern China

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Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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... could be set up in various ways to serve multiple functions. It was in the Han dynasty (206 B.C.E.–220 C.E.) when ancient wood architecture reached a new peak and frame structures were elevated for the creation of wider, open-space...

Gardens in Pre-Modern China

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Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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... philosophy, history, poetry, and calligraphy become integral parts of the garden scenery. There are two cultural motives behind the creation of all Chinese gardens: the cult of immortals and the veneration of hermits. Han dynasty literature described...

Modern Design in China between 1980 and 2000

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... later set up their own studios and became the nation’s leading graphic designers, including Han Jiaying, Bi Xuefeng, and Zhang Dali. The 1990s also marked the beginning of closer exchange among designers in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan,...

Traditional Ideas, Religion, and Aesthetics for Design in Pre-Modern China

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Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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... of ancient Chinese civilization in the Huanghe (Yellow River) basin, the so-called cradle of Chinese civilization. The name “Huanghe” was first recorded in the Han Shu (Book of Han or History of the Former Han) written during the Western Han dynasty...

Contemporary Communication Design in China since 1979

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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... political and cultural burdens. Active designers such as Wang Yuefei (b. 1956), Long Zhaoshu (b. 1954), Han Jiaying (b. 1961), Zhang Dali (b. 1960), and Bi Xuefeng (b. 1961) organized the 1992 Pingmian Sheji Zai Zhongguo (Graphic Design...

The Design of the Chinese Woodblock Printed Book

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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... [Illustrated and expanded edition]) ed. Han Qi, 2 vols., Hangzhou: Zhejiang guji chubanshe. See also: Calligraphy in Pre-Modern China; Printing...

Contemporary Design Organizations and Societies in Hong Kong

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...The design industry in Hong Kong encompasses a broad range of disciplines: product design, graphics design, interior/spatial design, fashion, and new media, and Hong Kong’s design practitioners are organized into a number of professional...

Modern Design in Japan (1868–1912)

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...During the 44-year period from 1868 to 1912—known as “the Meiji era” in the Japanese calendar—Japan freed itself from two hundred years of national seclusion and laid the political foundations for the nation-state, the economy, military...

Modern Design in Japan (1973–1990)

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Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Design in the period 1973–1990 reflected interesting responses to changes in Japan’s economic fortunes. The year 1973 was remarkable in that it was the “design year” as defined by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, with many...