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

Lorraine Justice was appointed dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences in 2011. Justice has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. She serves as the director of the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

Under her leadership, the school has emerged as one of the top 30 design schools in the world and one of the top four Asian design programs. Prior to leading PolyU’s design school, Justice headed the industrial design program at Georgia Tech and served for several years at 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.