Lew Yung-Chien was born in Shanghai and graduated from the National Taiwan Normal University. He also studied design and graphic arts at the lEcole superieure des arts modernes in Paris. He lives in Montreal, where he co-founded the Hablutzel & Yung Inc. design studio in 1975. He harbors a lifelong passion for Tai-chi, instructing it at university as well as various parks and hospitals in Montreal. He is the author of 'Lespirit du tai-chi' (2009) and devotes himself to other art forms such as calligraphy, photography, painting, and pottery.