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Beijing, a Garden of Violence

Barme, Geremie

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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.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36482
Source: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14649370802386552

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