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Chen/Water Cascade Huntington Garden
Friday, December 3, 2004
9:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Museum Lecture Hall, The Getty Center

Saturday, December 4, 2004
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friends' Hall, The Huntington

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8:30 a.m. Registration & Coffee

9:15 a.m.

Welcome by Gail Feigenbaum, Associate Director, Getty Research Institute

Remarks by Stephen H. West, Arizona State University

9:30 a.m. Session 1: Movement and Memory in Traditional Gardens

Moderator: Michel Conan, Dumbarton Oaks

Movement and Perception in Ming Gardens
Stanislaus Fung, University of New South Wales

The Changing Self in the Shifting Landscape
Peter Bol, Harvard University


12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Session 2: Cultural Memory in the Modern Garden

Moderator: Erik de Jong, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture

The Eight Scenes of the Yuelu Academy: The Living Embodiment of a Collective Memory in Gardens and Landscapes
Xin Wu, Dumbarton Oaks

The Ryoaniji Stone Garden: Constructing an Icon
Kendall Brown, California State University, Long Beach


3:30 p.m. Session 3: Enduring Memory and Sociality: Public Gardens

Moderator: Stephen H. West

Public and Private: Chinese Temples as Gardens
Susan Naquin, Princeton University

The "Public" Garden in Early Modern Japan: The Sources and Costs of "Enduring Meanings"
Mary Elizabeth Berry, University of California, Berkeley



8:30 a.m. Registration & Coffee

9:30 a.m.

Welcome by Robert C. Ritchie, The Huntington

Remarks by Stephen H. West

9:45 a.m. Session 4: Productive Space: Gardens and the Arts

Moderator: Erik de Jong

Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion: From Poetry and Calligraphy to a Landscape of Cultural Memory
Philip Hu, Macalester College

Tonna's Trees: The Poetics of Garden Space in Medieval Japan
Steven Carter, Stanford University


12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. Session 5: Social Activity and the Construction of Memory

Moderator: Michel Conan

Japan Contemplates the Dry Landscape, Socializes While Having Tea
Christian Tschumi, Dumbarton Oaks

The Suburban Retreat and the Globalization of the Chinese Garden
Robert Batchelor, Georgia Southern University


3:00 p.m. Session 6: Ephemeral and Enduring: The Paradox of Collecting

Moderator: Richard Strassberg, University of California, Los Angeles

Louis XIV and the Kangsi Emperor: Collecting and Gardening
Haun Saussy, Stanford University

Remembering Li Deyu Remembering His Pingquan Garden
Xiaoshan Yang, University of Notre Dame


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Symposium Organizers

The Getty Research Institute
Thomas Crow
Gail Feigenbaum
Charles Salas
Karen Stokes
Donna Beckage

The Huntington
Robert Ritchie
Stephen West
Carolyn Powell
Susi Krasnoo

Stephen West, consultant