Classical Chinese Gardening (NEW)

Event Details

Have you ever meandered through a Chinese garden in Shanghai or Suzhou and wondered about its elements and design? Let’s visit Yu Garden, one of the exquisite gardens of old Shanghai, together with sinologist and historian Maja von dem Bongart and learn the principles and ideas behind the classic Chinese garden. We’ll learn the history, the construction rules, and the purpose of Chinese gardens. Maja will explain why we see more rocks than flowers, and more buildings than lawns, so we can appreciate this important classical Chinese tradition.



Wednesday, February 20


10:15am Registration, 10:30am to 12:30pm


88 Lishui Rd, intersection of Fuyou Rd.
(metro line 10 to Yuyuan Garden station, exit 1)


RMB 230 (includes entrance fee to Yu Gardens)


Please email by February 16. Under Subject type “Yu Garden” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after February 16. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Anja Beer, mobile: 156-1878-9102.