Online Talk: Chinese Gardens - Design and Symbolism
|Starts:||18:00 27 May 2021|
|Ends:||19:00 27 May 2021|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students, General public, Secondary schools|
Join Manchester Confucius Institute and catch glimpses of the beloved blossoms and flowers of China during this time of year. Firstly, landscape architect Dr. Youcan Ren will hold this online talk on the symbolic meaning of Chinese flowers and traditional garden design. Popularised in China’s Jiangnan region, the plant arrangements in private gardens has formed a subcultural system that was significant to place the sentiments of the Chinese gentry. The book of Superfluities has made a detailed list of the aesthetic and cultural meanings of plants in private gardens and will be the starting point of her talk. Hopefully you will be inspired to experiment in your own garden or to create a special and meaningful gift for someone.
Dr. Youcao Ren is currently a research associate in Urban Studies at the University of Manchester. She holds a PhD in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield and has practised at the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP). Part of her research interest focus on the history and restoration of traditional Chinese gardens.
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