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The Chinese Garden

The Chinese Garden

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will explore the Chinese garden tradition in landscape design.

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Notes on "The Chinese Garden"

Key Terms 

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.


A philosophical and religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao meaning ‘way’, ‘path’ or ‘principle’.

Feng Shui

A Chinese practice in which the elements of a space are arranged in a way that maximizes the flow of energy

Yin & Yang

Contrary, yet interconnected and interdependent forces in the natural world.


The quality of being impressive through disorderly grace

Image Credits

Master of the Fishing Nets Garden, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Master_of_Nets_Garden_2.jpg,  Moon Viewing Pavilion, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moon_viewing_pavilion.jpg , Master of the Fishing Nets Garden, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Master_of_the_Nets_Garden_in_Suzhou.jpg, Three Step Bridge, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Net_garden_three_step_bridge.jpg, Lingering Garden, overview of pond, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lingering_Garden_1.jpg , Versailles Garden, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Versailles_Garden.jpg Lingering Garden; Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Liuyuan.jpg, Little Mirage, Lingering Garden, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Little_Mirage.jpg