2020 / Huntington Library: East Asian Garden Lecture “The Making of a Medium” by Prof. S.E. Kile, Feb. 20

The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
The Center for East Asian Garden Studies presents:

The Making of a Medium: Borrowing Views from Painting and Fiction in Early Modern Chinese Garden Design

Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Rothenberg Hall
Free; no reservations required.

S. E. Kile, assistant professor of Chinese literature at the University of Michigan, examines the first two Chinese works that considered garden design as an art: Ji Cheng’s Yuanye (Fashioning Gardens, 1631–34) and Li Yu’s Xianqing ouji (Leisure Notes, 1671).

By excavating the garden’s relationship to other art forms, Kile presents an account of the garden as a medium of artistic expression in early modern China.