Author Archives: Phillip E. Bloom and Nicholas Menzies

Phillip E. Bloom is the June and Simon K.C. Li Curator of the Chinese Garden and director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies at The Huntington.

Nicholas Menzies is a research fellow in the history of Chinese botany at The Huntington.

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Posted on Feb. 26, 2020 by Phillip E. Bloom and Nicholas Menzies
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In his memoirs, Chrétien-Louis-Joseph de Guignes (1759–1845), who served as a French functionary in Guangzhou (Canton) from 1783 to 1796, wrote vividly ...

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Jan. 20, 2021 by Sherryl Vint and Peter Boxall
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The notion of the artificial is necessarily understood in concert with the linked notion of the natural and thus the boundary between what is found and what is made ...
Jan. 13, 2021 by Vanessa Wilkie
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When Congressional sessions resumed after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, many people watched televised proceedings set in motion some 200 years ago ...
Dec. 22, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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Few years in living memory have presented more challenges than this one: a worldwide pandemic and economic recession, widespread civil unrest, and a turbulent presidential election. ...

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