The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

by Shelly Bryant

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The Classical Gardens of Shanghai by Shelly Bryant

In The Classical Gardens of Shanghai, Shelly Bryant looks at five of Shanghai’s remaining classical gardens through their origins, changing fortunes, restorations, and links to a wider Chinese aesthetic. Shanghai’s classical gardens are as much text as space; they exist in art, poetry, and literature as much as in stone, rock, and earth. But these gardens have not remained static entities. Rather, they have been remodelled constantly since their inception. This book reflects this process within the constancy of traditional Chinese horticulture and reveals Shanghai’s remaining classical gardens as places representing wealth and social status, social and dynastic shifts, through falling family fortunes and political revolutions to search for a recovery of China’s ancient culture in the modern day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789888208814
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Shelly Bryant, poet, translator, teacher, researcher, and writer, splits her time between Singapore and Shanghai. She is the author of six poetry collections and two travel guides, and has translated more than ten books from Chinese to English.

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