China's Design Revolution


China is on the verge of a design revolution. A “third generation” of the People’s Republic of China that came of age during China’s “opening up” period of the 1980s now strives for fame, fortune, and self expression. This generation, workers in their thirties and forties, has more freedom to create—and to consume—than their parents or grandparents. In China’s Design Revolution, Lorraine Justice maps the evolution of Chinese design and innovation.  

Product Details
  • MIT Press

  • Published March 2012

  • Hardcover

  • 168 pp

  • 6 x 9"

  • 46 figures


About the Artist
Rochester Institute of Technology
Industrial Design Faculty

Lorraine Justice is a Professor of Industrial Design and the former Dean of the College of Art and Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the Industrial Designers' Society of America (IDSA) and was named one of the top 40 designers to watch by ID Magazine. She was also named one of the top 50 in product design in 2016. She serves on six editorial boards for design journals around the world and, as a judge for design competitions around the world.

Justice served as the director and Dean of the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2004 to 2011. Under her leadership, the school emerged as one of the top 30 design schools in the world and one of the top four Asian design programs. She also headed the industrial design program at Georgia Tech for 6 years, and served for 10 years at The Ohio State University as professor of visual communication. A native of Pennsylvania, Justice obtained her BFA from Edinboro University and her master’s in design and Ph.D. in communications from Ohio State.​