On the symbolic significance of Chinese garden plants

Xiaoqing Ye

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An important issue in Chinese Studies over recent years that has attracted the attention of both historians and political analysts is the question as to whether a unified Chinese national identity actually exits. This paper proposes to shed some light on the issue from an unusual perspective: Chinese attitudes to certain plants and flowers as cultural symbols.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-37
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of the Oriental Society of Australia
Issue number2003
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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