February 20, 2020

The Making of a Medium: Borrowing Views from Painting and Fiction in Early Modern Chinese Garden Design

Feb. 20, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

S.E. Kile, assistant professor of Chinese literature at the University of Michigan, examines the first two Chinese works that considered garden design as an art: Ji Cheng’s Yuanye (Fashioning Gardens, 1631–34) and Li Yu’s Xianqing ouji (Leisure Notes, 1671). By excavating the garden’s relationship to other art forms, Kile presents an account of the garden as a medium of artistic expression in early modern China.

Free; no reservations required.


The Huntington Library, Art Museum & Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd.

San Marino, CA 91108




Phone 626-405-2100


1151 Oxford Rd. San Marino, CA 91108