Professor Yinong Xu Guest Lecture

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Ulster University

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BT15 1ED

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‘The Story of a Garden Site in China: Continuity, Authenticity and Creativity’


The lecture will relate to the fortunes of the garden site of Canglang Pavilion in Suzhou, which has experienced numerous reconstructions and restorations, from the eleventh century CE to the present day. In the process of this narrative a number of critical issues will be discussed, including ideas and practice of what is now understood as conservation, notions of cultural continuity, weight of the written word in history, and function of signification. These discussions will be made from a cross-cultural perspective.

This lecture is open to everyone.

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Ulster University

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