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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Oct. 28, 2020 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The venerable art of shaping trees and depicting landscapes in miniature—penjing—has existed in China for centuries. Now visitors to The Huntington's Chinese Garden, Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園, can see...
Oct. 21, 2020 by Joel A. Klein
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It was an extraordinary and somewhat serendipitous occurrence that led to The Huntington's becoming one of the best institutions in the United States to study European medicine from the latter half of...
Oct. 14, 2020 by Lisa Blackburn
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Visitors can discover an expansive new way to look at miniature trees in "Lifelines/Timelines: Exploring The Huntington's Collections Through Bonsai," on view Oct. 17, 2020 to Jan. 25, 2021 ...

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