Prof Andrew Lo: Chrysanthemum Treatises and Literati in Pre-Modern China
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Professor Andrew Lo
Date: 13 June 2013Time: 6:30 PM
Finishes: 13 June 2013Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Brunei GalleryRoom: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Inaugural Lecture
Series: SOAS Inaugural Lecture Series
The literati in pre-modern China left us a sizeable record of the human experience. This talk will focus on treatises written by literati on chrysanthemums, as these number the greatest amongst those devoted to specific types of flowers, and problems modern readers face in appreciating the descriptions and poems in these works will be discussed.
Chrysanthemum Treatises and Literati in Pre-Modern China
Andrew Lo is Professor of Chinese, Department of China and Inner Asia, SOAS, University of London. His areas of research include pre-modern Chinese literature, the life of traditional Chinese literati, traditional Chinese games, Chinese export water colours and Chinese botanical culture.
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