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Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 10:00 - Friday, 27 October 2017 at 17:00 (BST)

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Gardens Trust members 2 days 7 Tickets 25 Oct 2017 £100.00 £0.00
County Garden Trust members 2 days 12 Tickets 25 Oct 2017 £110.00 £0.00
Non-members 2 days 6 Tickets 25 Oct 2017 £120.00 £0.00
Students 2 days (please state institution) Sold Out 25 Oct 2017 £40.00 £0.00
Conference dinner 26 October (non vegetarian) 39 Tickets 25 Oct 2017 £30.00 £0.00
Conference dinner 26 October (vegetarian) 50 Tickets 25 Oct 2017 £30.00 £0.00

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New insights into the history of Chinese gardens and landscapes presented by both professionals and post-graduate students from China and a number of other countries.  This two-day conference is organised jointly by The Gardens Trust and the Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield. Tickets are for the full two-day conference but not the conference dinner on 26 October, which should be booked separately. Talks will cover a wide range of dates and will include east-west encounters in Cantonese gardens, Jesuit water landscapes, gardens as museums, the Chinese concept of paradise, Feng Shui symbolism, public parks and the Chinese park movement, and botanical watercolours.  See below for  information on overnight accommodation and the full programme.

Overnight accommodation can be booked at hotels nearby, including:


*The Harley

334 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2HW, United Kingdom

Tel: 0114 275 4749


*Jury’s Inn Sheffield

119 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 4QW, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 114 291 2222


* Ibis Sheffield Centre

Shude Hill, Sheffield, S1 2AR, United Kingdom

Tel :(+44)114/2419600


*Novotel Sheffield Centre

50 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PR, United Kingdom

Tel (+44)113/3969005



New Research on the History of Chinese Gardens and Landscapes

DAY ONE: Thursday 26 October 2017

10.00-10.25       Registration

Chair: Dr Jan Woudstra, University of Sheffield

10.25                    Welcome

10.30                    Dr Alison Hardie, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Leeds, UK

                                Chinese Garden and Landscape Studies in the 21st Century


11.00                    Dr Lei Gao, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, As, Norway

The concept of Paradise in Chinese Buddhism and its interpretation in designed landscape in Qianglong era (1736-1795)


11.30                    TEA/COFFEE

12.00                    Xiaoyan Hu, PhD candidate, Liverpool University, UK 

The dialectic aesthetics of Xu (emptiness) and Shi (fullness) in Chinese landscape art (landscape painting, landscape poetry, gardening) from the Six Dynasties


12.30                    Questions and discussion

13.00                    LUNCH

Chair: Josepha Richard, PhD Candidate, University of Sheffield

14.00                    Dr Antonio José Mezcua López, Granada University, Spain

Hangzhou’s West Lake Research Proposal: The Song Dynasty (960-1279)


14.30                     Professor Carol Brash, St John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA.  Canonizing the Garden of Solitary Delight (Dule Yuan)

15.00                    TEA/COFFEE

15.30                    Dr Kate Bailey and Charlotte Brooks, Royal Horticultural Society, London, UK

The RHS Reeves collection of Chinese botanical watercolours: a story of people and plants in China and Britain in the early nineteenth century


16.00                    Dr Lianming Wang, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg. 

Fountains and Jesuit Water Landscapes in eighteenth-century Beijing


16.30                    Questions and discussion

17.00                    CLOSE

Evening:              Conference Chinese dinner


New Research on the History of Chinese Gardens and Landscapes


DAY TWO: Friday 27 October 2017


Chair: Dr Alison Hardie Honorary Research Fellow, University of Leeds

09.55                    Welcome

10.00                    Dr Stephen Whiteman, University of Sydney, Australia. 

Post-histories and past formations in a Qing garden


10.30                    Josepha Richard, PhD candidate, University of Sheffield, UK

East-West encounters in the Cantonese garden


11.00                    COFFEE

11.30                    Youcao Ren, PhD candidate, University of Sheffield, UK 

FengShui Landscapes in the late Qing Royal Garden Design


12.00                    Questions and discussion

12.30                    LUNCH

Chair: Dr Sally Jeffery, The Gardens Trust

13.30                    Zhang Yichi, PhD candidate, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.

From Decoration to Necessity: the functions of Public Parks in the British Concessions of China, 1842-1937


14.00                    Yuanyuan Liu, PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh, UK

The Modernisation of the Traditional Space during the Chinese Park Movement: Case Study of Xuanwu Lake in Najing, 1928-1949


14.30                    TEA/COFFEE


15.00                    Professor William Callahan, London School of Economics, London, UK. 

Cultivating Power: Chinese gardens as sites of diplomacy, war and peace


15.30                    Questions and discussion

16.00                    CLOSE

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University of Sheffield
Arts Tower
Western Bank
S102TN Sheffield
United Kingdom

Thursday, 26 October 2017 at 10:00 - Friday, 27 October 2017 at 17:00 (BST)

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The Gardens Trust was formed by the merger of the Association of Gardens Trusts (AGT) and the Garden History Society (GHS) on Friday 24th July 2015.

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