Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
1410062 Chinese Garden Literature 2.0 2
Description A garden is an outlet of the bustling family life. Once in a garden, what the whole family experiences of mountain climbing, water observing or sun bathing. A single root of grass or wood, a single grasp of soil or a piece of rock may probably become a theme on which one elaborates feelings or spend leisure time. However, as modern people are likely to be physically equipped with excessively limited living space without the benefit of broad and wide garden, we cannot do without mental gardens in our minds. In the event that the beauty of gardens merges with the housing architecture, the garden literature refers to profound values. This course discusses the vivid description of gardens written by ancient Chinese people and appreciate diverse literary works concerning gardens, thus exploring meaningful significance implied in the garden literature.