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Photograph of crescent moon shaped doorway in a Chinese garden

The Making of a Medium: Borrowing Views from Painting and Fiction in Early Modern Chinese Garden Design

Date: 
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Category: 
Lectures
Location: 
Rothenberg Hall
Event Notes: 
Free; no reservations required.
Add to Calendar 02/20/2020 07:30 PM 02/20/2020 08:30 PM America/Los_Angeles The Making of a Medium: Borrowing Views from Painting and Fiction in Early Modern Chinese Garden Design Visit page - https://www.huntington.org/events/making-medium-borrowing-views-painting-and-fiction-early-modern-chinese-garden-design The Huntington - Rothenberg Hall
 

S.E. Kile, assistant professor of Chinese literature at the University of Michigan, examines the first two Chinese works that considered garden design as an art: Ji Cheng's Yuanye (Fashioning Gardens, 1631–34) and Li Yu's Xianqing ouji (Leisure Notes, 1671). By excavating the garden's relationship to other art forms, Kile presents an account of the garden as a medium of artistic expression in early modern China.