Distinguished Lecture Series


Classic garden

The Art of Classic Chinese Gardens

Presented by visiting Professor Rong Zhu

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

5:30-6:30 pm

3rd Floor Conference Room, International Center, 463 California Ave. UC Davis

Some of the most precious historic treasures within the classical Chinese gardens are the Jiangnan Gardens. These gardens are seen as paradise in China and have enchanted people all over the world. This lecture will introduce the historical development of Jiangnan Gardens and discuss their aesthetic characteristics.

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Jiangnan Gardens & Chinese Culture

Presented by visiting Professor Rong Zhu

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

6:00-7:00 pm

Blanchard Room, Mary L. Stephens Library

Jiangnan Gardens are not only physical art creations, but they also embody the Chinese lifestyle in that their meticulous design reflects the profound metaphysical meaning of natural beauty. This lecture will provide insights into different aspects of Chinese culture underlying Jiangnan Gardens.  

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