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EALL 050 01 (10801)  
Imperial Pleasure Parks and Private Gardens of China
Pauline Lin
MW 9.00-10.15 HGS 312
Fall 2017 
No regular final examination
Areas Hu
Permission of instructor required

Study of imperial parks and private gardens in China, focusing on five historic times, spanning from the second century CE to modernity. Topics include the rationales, philosophies, and economics of constructing gardens; their designs; depictions in paintings and literature; their impact on the Chinese cultural imagination; modern commercial recreations of earlier gardens and environmental art; and the changing uses of gardens through time. Enrollment limited to freshmen. Preregistration required; see under Freshman Seminar Program