This lesson discusses the influence of Taoism on the design of Chinese gardens during the Ming Dynasty.
A philosophical and religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao meaning ‘way’, ‘path’ or ‘principle’.
Yin & Yang
Contrary, yet interconnected and interdependent forces in the natural world.
A Chinese practice in which the elements of a space are arranged in a way that maximizes the flow of energy.
The quality of being impressive through disorderly grace.
Lake Tai Rocks
Stones from a large freshwater lake in Eastern China thought to have been formed as the result of a meteor impact 70 million years ago.
Image of Wangshi Yuan, Garden of the Master of the Fishing Nets, Creative Commons via ChinaTravelSavvy.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Master_of_Nets_Garden_2.jpg; Image of Liu Yuan, Lingering Garden, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Liuyuan.jpg