Rustic Nature and Artistic Rusticity in China

landscape gardens

10.15 am Registration

10. 30 Co-chairmen Laurent CHÂTEL and Professor Craig CLUNAS (History, of Art, Oxford)

10.45 Alison HARDIE (University of Leeds)
Rusticity in the Poetry and Gardens of Ruan Dacheng (1587-1646)

11.45  Yolaine ESCANDE (CRAL, CNRS-EHESS, Paris)
Rusticity as an Aesthetic Category in Chinese Theory of Arts and Gardens

12.45 Lunch

14.00  Stephen MCDOWALL (University of Edinburgh)
The Ming City Walls and Artistic Rusticity in Twenty-First-Century Beijing

15.00  Liyuan GU (Sheffield), Jérôme KERLOUEGAN (Oxford) and Josepha RICHARD (Sheffield)
‘ Question Time’  with Doctoral Students 


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Lunch is £12, but registration is free for Oxford members and £5 for non Oxford members.


Environmental Humanities
Oxford Garden and Landscape History Seminar

Contact name: Laurent Châtel
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Audience: Open to all


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