East Asian Civilization What do Gardens signify

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Chinese gardens traditionally symbolize various philosophical ideas. Chinese gardens are intended to encourage people to roam freely in their inner thoughts, and are designed around three principles. What do Gardens signify?
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Ø Reflect the local environment by incorporating natural rather artificially elements—spontaneous and offering surprises rather than simple symmetry Ø Represent a world of its own, complete in thought—with all phases of nature represented in the service of human thoughts— the yin and yang Ø Fiting the limits of its area while providing the element of surprise, the sense that there are other things to be seen A Garden signifies by… (3 principles)
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Chinese Garden
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Chinese Garden Plants that signify Chinese Gardens are bamboos and pines Bamboos imply strength. It can survive in the harshest conditions and tolerate the brutalities that Mother Nature
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Unformatted text preview: gives such as typhoons, earthquakes and thunders • Pines symbolize endurance. And longevity They can survive in any weather conditions and they live for a long time. Japanese Garden Japanese Garden • Bonsai is a important dwarf-like tree in the Japanese culture and gardens. Bonsai symbolizes harmony and peace. • Peace and harmony were qualities that regarded as respectful traits because it requires physical and emotional commitment. Korean Garden Korean Garden Things that signified Korean Gardens… The arrangement of rocks is considered as one of the essential elements in Korean garden. Korean gardens often avoid man-made elements because it is unnatural. They strive for simple and natural gardens that are less formal with the world. Animals such as fish, birds and insects were important appeal to the gardens in Korea....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course ASIAN STUD 241 taught by Professor Tschanz during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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