If I were to talk of the identity of Chinese culture in general-and design culture in particular-I would make a distinction between'low'and'high',orelite culture.Low culture makes the daily life of the normal Chinese possible-especially that of the peasants. Here, design is a technique for adaptation. It is 'the art of survival':the art of levelling the earth and irrigating and growing crops; the pleasure of the harvest; and the celebration that follows-useful and beautiful.
文章来源：Kongjian Yu, The Big Feet Aesthetics and the Art of Survival[N]. Architectural Design, 2012: Nove/Dec. No.220:72-77.