The Pleasures of Chinese Gardens
4 p.m.–5 p.m.
Phillip E. Bloom, June and Simon K.C. Li Curator of the Chinese Garden and Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies, examines a selection of gardens from Song-dynasty (960–1279) China that explicitly thematized both the sensual and intellectual pleasures of gardening. The talk argues that close attention to the pleasures afforded by Chinese gardens enables us to reconcile their myriad, often contradictory, functions.
The event is held online via Zoom at 4 p.m. (PDT). Zoom link will be sent to attendees in registration confirmation email.