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Meet our Authors - Jun Zhou and Gail Taylor

Professor Jun Zhou is a member of the Expert Committee of the China Fashion and Color Association, an Honorary Director of the China Fashion and Color Association Council, and Director of the Zhenjiang Textile Industry Research Institute. He is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Encyclopedia of China Third Edition (Color Roll), a consultant at the Color Center of the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, and Honorary Professor of the Beijing Institute of Fashion. He has been engaged in research on traditional Chinese color culture, popular color, and color design for more than 40 years, and has published dozens of papers in leading journals at home and abroad, such as Clothing Guide, Textile Report, and Jiangsu Textile.

In 1990, he was the only Chinese contributor to The Color Compendium with a chapter on traditional Chinese color, and he published Visual Communication Color Design with China Youth Publishing House in 2008. In 2016, he was invited by the Chinese Academy of Art to give a special lecture on Chinese traditional color research, and his paper on the modern applications of Chinese traditional color languages was included in the proceedings of the 2016 Chinese Traditional Color Theory Research Symposium, published by the Literature and Art Publishing House in November 2016. He has also contributed to the Chinese encyclopedia Color Roll. More recently, Professor Zhou has been invited to give lectures on Chinese traditional color culture and fashion by the Jilin Academy of Art and the Organizing Committee of the Central Plains Fashion Week. 

For his newest book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Professor Zhou partnered with Professor Gail Taylor, resulting in the release of The Language of Color in China in August 2018. Dr Taylor is Adjunct Professor at Donghua University, China, and specializes in the fields of culture and costume studies, the practice of fashion design, innovative strategies, and fashion communication. She has decades of experience in fashion and textile design, and is both editor of the Research Journal of Textile and Apparel and regional editor of the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management. Her publications explore fashion, textiles, ecology and sustainability, e-business and contemporary issues.

Together, Professor Zhou and Professor Taylor reflect on their experiences of working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“Publishing our book The Language of Color in China with Cambridge Scholars was both an active and dynamic experience for us, and it was clear to us that they were committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking. This was especially so since our book is the first to introduce and explain Chinese traditional color culture from a period of over 5000 years of world history. This was a new research topic in the global arena and in the language of color use worldwide, and our work is of particular interest for those involved in the exchange of colors and cultures between East and West.

Cambridge Scholars’ editorial team and management staff were consistently professional, highly supportive, and efficient throughout the entire process. Particularly in the editing and typesetting of illustrations, the pre-press team worked closely with us to obtain exquisite color visual effects in our images. We greatly admire their courage to explore new research fields, to test new research findings, and to give readers more options in different fields of academic research. In this regard, Cambridge Scholars is truly a leader in new disciplines and in new research. It is therefore not surprising that they have become the preferred publishers for some of the world’s leading scholars in various fields.”

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering a 50% discount on The Language of Color in China. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOACHINA18 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 30th November 2018.

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