Born in 1958, was educated at Hunan University in civil engineering and architecture. From 1987 to 1988, he was a visiting scholar at the Industrial Design Department of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and, from 1998 to 1999, at North Carolina State University’s School of Design as a visiting scholar. 
He is dean and professor of the School of Design at Hunan University in China and is also director of the Chinese Industrial Design Education Committee. Currently he holds the position of vice-chair of the China Industrial Design Association. From 2008 to 2012,he  served as judge on the German Red Dot Design Award.