This book consists of tributes written by friends, colleagues, teachers, students and family members of Professor Shu Chien on the occasion of his 70th birthday, which was celebrated in San Diego, California on 23 June 2001, and in Taipei, Taiwan on 12 August 2001.A collection of articles was submitted prior to and following these events. Together with the precious, memorable photographs, these articles provide a valuable summary of the life and deeds of this internationally acclaimed scientist who has made major impacts in the United States, mainland China and Taiwan - indeed, the whole world. In response to these excellent, moving articles, Professor Shu Chien has written a piece that encompasses his entire life, from early childhood to the present. This book constitutes a most valuable biography, full of sentiment and inspiration.
Kung-Ming Jan (Department of Medicine, Columbia University); Richard N Pierson, Jr (Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City); Herbert Lipowsky (Department of Bioengineering, Pennsylvania State University); Geert W Schmid-Sch"nbein (Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego); Cheng Zhu (Schools of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology); Colin G Caro (Department of Biological and Medical Systems, Imperial College, London); Van C Mow (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University); Cheng-Wen Wu (National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan); Yuan T Lee (Nobel laureate, Academia Sinica, Taiwan); Monto Ho (Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh); Yuan-Cheng Fung (Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego); Thomas C Skalak (Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia); John Watson (Division of Heart and Vascular Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland); Larry V McIntire (Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Rice University); Martin Frank (American Physiological Society, Bethesda, Maryland); and other contributors.