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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Suzhou, Jiangsu, Chinaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1044 (creation); 1696 (restoration)en_US
dc.creatorSu Shunqinen_US
dc.date1044en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-30T17:59:42Z
dc.date.available2013-08-30T17:59:42Z
dc.date.issued1044en_US
dc.identifier231573en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2378en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/139824
dc.descriptionCovered corridor leading into the eastern part of the garden, opening out on a small courtyard; Various factors contributed to Suzhou’s unique cultural importance. Its moderate climate made it an excellent retirement city for government officials, and hence wealthy patronage. The Great Wave Pavilion was built in 1044 CE by the Song Dynasty poet Su Shunqing [Shunqin], on the site of a pre-existing imperial flower garden ca. 960 CE. It is the oldest of the UNESCO gardens in Suzhou, keeping its original Song Dynasty layout. The name is derived from a verse in the poem "Fishermen" by Qu Yuan (ca. 340 BCE-278 BCE), a poet from the southern state of Chu during the Warring States Period, in his book Songs of the South, "If the Canglang River is dirty I wash my muddy feet; If the Canglang River is clean I wash my ribbon". This verse alludes to an honest official who removes himself from politics rather than act in a corrupt manner. Su Shunqin choose this to express his feelings after his removal from office. In 1955 the garden was opened to the public and in 2000 it was added to the UNESCO world cultural heritage monuments. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/10/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumwood; stucco; stone; landscapingen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectbotanicalen_US
dc.subjectdecorative artsen_US
dc.subjectlandscapeen_US
dc.subjectGardensen_US
dc.subjectChineseen_US
dc.subjectSong (Chinese style)en_US
dc.titleGarden of the Great Wave Pavilionen_US
dc.title.alternativeCāng Làng Tíngen_US
dc.title.alternative沧浪亭en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode2A2-C-SU-SWP-R3en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes), construction (assembling), gardeningen_US
vra.worktypegardenen_US
vra.worktypegarden structureen_US
dc.contributor.displaySu Shunqin (Chinese landscape architect, 1008-1048)en_US


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