China has a long history and splendid culture, as well as unique aesthetics. We are deeply convinced that China's excellent culture heritage is not only national but also global. Therefore, we'd like to share the traditional Chinese aesthetics here with readers of the global village. Two outstanding Chinese scholars, co-authors of this book- Prof. Chen Yan and Prof. Wang Xiaoshu both died at quite a young age, one in his late fifties, one in his early sixties, and at his deathbed, Professor Chen Yan quoted a Buddhist saying: "cause and effect are no empty talks". This reminds us of the uncertainty and impermanence in life, we'd like to commemorate these prominent scholars with this publication.
Biografie (Yan Chen)
Dr. Yan Chen received a D. Phil. (PhD) from University of Oxford, UK. She carried on her academic life after graduation. She has spent ten years on the research of overconstrained linkages and related topics, such as deployable structures, morphing and reconfigurable structures, origami and so on.
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