China has a long history and splendid culture, as well as unique aesthetics. We are deeply convinced that Chinaâ€™s excellent culture heritage is not only national but also global. Therefore, weâ€™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: â€ścause and effect are no empty talksâ€ť. This reminds us of the uncertainty and impermanence in life, weâ€™d like to commemorate these prominent scholars with this publication.