Beijing, a Garden of Violence

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    This paper examines the history of Beijing in relation to gardens - imperial, princely, public and private - and the impetus of the 'gardener', in particular in the twentieth-century. Engaging with the theme of 'violence in the garden' as articulated by such scholars as Zygmunt Bauman and Martin Jay, I reflect on Beijing as a 'garden of violence', both before the rise of the socialist state in 1949, and during the years leading up to the 2008 Olympics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)612-639
    JournalInter-Asia Cultural Studies
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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