The Resource A Jesuit garden in Beijing and early modern Chinese culture, Hui Zou, (electronic resource)

A Jesuit garden in Beijing and early modern Chinese culture, Hui Zou, (electronic resource)

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A Jesuit garden in Beijing and early modern Chinese culture
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A Jesuit garden in Beijing and early modern Chinese culture
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Hui Zou
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Language
eng
Summary
In this volume, Hui Zou analyzes historical, architectural, visual, literary, and philosophical perspectives on the Western-styled garden that formed part of the great Yuanming Yuan complex in Beijing, constructed during the Qing dynasty. Designed and built in the late eighteenth century by Italian and French Jesuits, the garden described in this book was a wonderland of multistoried buildings, fountains, labyrinths, and geometrical hills. It even included an open-air theater. Through detailed examination of historical literature and representations, Zou analyzes the ways in which the Jesuits accommodated their design within the Chinese cultural context. He shows how an especially important element of their approach was the application of a linear perspective?the ?line-method??to create the jing, the Chinese concept of the bounded bright view of a garden scene. Hui Zou?s book demonstrates how Jesuit metaphysics fused with Chinese cosmology and broadens our understanding of cultural and religious encounters in early Chinese modernity. It presents an intriguing reflection on the interaction between Western metaphysics and the poetical tradition of Chinese culture. The volume will be of interest to scholars and students in a variety of fields, including literature, philosophy, architecture, landscape and urban studies, and East-West comparative cultural studies
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TEFOD
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712.609
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB466.C53
LC item number
Y838 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Comparative cultural studies
A Jesuit garden in Beijing and early modern Chinese culture, Hui Zou, (electronic resource)
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A Jesuit garden in Beijing and early modern Chinese culture, Hui Zou, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
A theoretical and historical introduction to the Chinese garden -- The Chinese garden and the concept of the virtue of round brightness -- The Chinese garden and the concept of the vision of jing -- The Chinese gGarden and the Western linear perspective -- The Chinese garden and the concept of the line-method -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Kangxi's record of the Garden of Uninhibited Spring -- Appendix 2: Kangxi's record of the Mountain Hamlet for Summer Coolness -- Appendix 3: Qianlong's later record of the Mountain Hamlet for Summer Coolness -- Appendix 4: Qianlong's record of the Village of Ten-Thousand Springs -- Appendix 5: Qianlong's record of Kunming Lake by Longevity Hill -- Appendix 6: Qianlong's record of the Garden of Clear Ripples on Longevity Hill -- Appendix 7: Qianlong's record of the Best Spring of China on Jade-Spring Hill -- Appendix 8: Qianlong's record of the Garden of Tranquil Pleasure
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1 online resource (190 p.)
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9781612491769
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