Shouzhi Wang is one of the most important founders of modern design and the education of modern design in China. Since 1980s, he has been extensively engaged in teaching, textbook-writing, academic research, advocacy for the reform of education systems, planning and organization of large-scale events and activities, education of graduate programs and international exchange activities. He was a tenured professor at ArtCenter College of Design and the former Dean of Cheung Kong School of Art & Design, Shantou University. As an internationally renowned designer and design historian, he has participated in the planning and design of hundreds of prominent projects and authored publications of more than ten million words. He has been appointed Vice Dean of School of Creativity and Art of ShanghaiTech University since September 2019.