|Yuyuan garden, Shanghai. Credits: Gu Liyuan|
The provisional programme of our 26-7th October 2017 Chinese garden history conference in Sheffield is now available!
This event is organised jointly by the Gardens Trust and the Landscape Department in the University of Sheffield. Sponsors to be announced shortly.
Tickets are on sale from March 1st, follow the link here.
New Research on the History of Chinese Gardens and Landscapes
DAY ONE: Thursday 26 October 2017
Chair: Dr Jan Woudstra, University of Sheffield
10.30 Dr Alison Hardie, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Leeds, UK
Chinese Garden and Landscape Studies in the 21st Century
11.00 Dr Lei Gao, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, As, Norway
The concept of Paradise in Chinese Buddhism and its interpretation in designed landscape in Qianglong era (1736-1795)
12.00 Xiaoyan Hu, PhD candidate, Liverpool University, UK
The dialectic aesthetics of Xu (emptiness) and Shi (fullness) in Chinese landscape art (landscape painting, landscape poetry, gardening) from the Six Dynasties
12.30 Questions and discussion
Chair: Josepha Richard, PhD Candidate, University of Sheffield
14.00 Dr Antonio José Mezcua López, Granada University, Spain
Hangzhou’s West Lake Research Proposal: The Song Dynasty (960-1279)
14.30 Professor Carol Brash, St John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. Canonizing the Garden of Solitary Delight (Dule Yuan)
15.30 Dr Kate Bailey and Charlotte Brooks, Royal Horticultural Society, London, UK
The RHS Reeves collection of Chinese botanical watercolours: a story of people and plants in China and Britain in the early nineteenth century
16.00 Dr Lianming Wang, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg.
Fountains and Jesuit Water Landscapes in eighteenth-century Beijing
16.30 Questions and discussion
Evening: Conference Chinese dinner
DAY TWO: Friday 27 October 2017
Chair: Dr Alison Hardie Honorary Research Fellow, University of Leeds
10.00 Dr Stephen Whiteman, University of Sydney, Australia.
Post-histories and past formations in a Qing garden
10.30 Josepha Richard, PhD candidate, University of Sheffield, UK
East-West encounters in the Cantonese garden
11.30 Youcao Ren, PhD candidate, University of Sheffield, UK
FengShui Landscapes in the late Qing Royal Garden Design
12.00 Questions and discussion
Chair: Dr Sally Jeffery, The Gardens Trust
13.30 Zhang Yichi, PhD candidate, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
From Decoration to Necessity: the functions of Public Parks in the British Concessions of China, 1842-1937
14.00 Yuanyuan Liu, PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh, UK
The Modernisation of the Traditional Space during the Chinese Park Movement: Case Study of Xuanwu Lake in Najing, 1928-1949
15.00 Professor William Callahan, London School of Economics, London, UK.
Cultivating Power: Chinese gardens as sites of diplomacy, war and peace
15.30 Questions and discussion