Gao Jianping, Ph.D. from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, CASS researcher, and Doctoral Supervisor. Since 2010, he has served as Academic Director and Deputy Director of the Institute of Literature. He is also the Secretary-General of the International Association for Aesthetics, the Vice President of the Chinese Society for Aesthetics, the Director of the Academic Committee of Foreign Aesthetics, and the Secretary-General of the Chinese and Foreign Literary Theories Association. His major works include Expressive Movements of Chinese Art (English), The Exploration of the Painting World, Globalization and Chinese Art, both Global and Local: Aesthetics and Art in a Comparative Perspective, and more than 100 Chinese and English academic papers; translation work of Art is Experience, Theory of Avant-garde, A Brief History of Western Aesthetics, Aesthetics of Floyd. He is in charge of editing work for the multi-language series Blotting; he is editor-in-chief of classic translation works of modern aesthetics; he serves as the Executive Editor of Foreign Aesthetics; he has served as editor in many Chinese and foreign magazines such as Literary Review, Chinese Literature Yearbook, Contemporary Aesthetics, International Aesthetics Annual, Oriental Studies, International Sinology, Aesthetics, Chinese Aesthetics, Image etc.