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The Chinese Garden

The Chinese Garden

Author: Erin Aldana
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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.

Taoism

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.

Sa-lo-kwai-chi

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

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Lake Tai Rocks

    Stones from a large freshwater lake in Eastern China thought to have formed as the result of a meteor impact 70 million years ago.

  • Taoism

    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.

  • Sa-lo-kwai-chi

    The quality of being impressive through disorderly grace.