Chinese Gardens: History, Design and Meanings
|Dates:||24 October 2016|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, General public|
|Speaker:||Dr Alison Hardie|
This illustrated talk will cover the historical development of Chinese gardens, relating this to parallel or contrasting developments in European garden history. It will outline the different types of Chinese gardens, including imperial, private and institutional (temple or academy) gardens. It will consider the cosmological ideas and design principles underlying the layout and features of Chinese gardens. Finally it will discuss the social significations and uses of Chinese gardens, particularly in the late imperial period.
After the talk we are inviting all attendees to visit our new Chinese Garden at 180 Waterloo Place, that was officially opened on Wednesday, 21 September 2016.
Dr Alison Hardie
Role: former Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies
Organisation: University of Leeds
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