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The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

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 ... More

Keywords: Gardens, Shanghai, Architecture, Art, Poetry, Politics, Culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789888208814
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208814.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shelly Bryant, author