Dr Alison Hardie

Dr Alison Hardie

Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies, University of Leeds, and alumna of Oxford.

Dr Hardie is the UK's leading expert on Chinese garden history and a cultural historian of late-imperial China who is well-placed to interpret the historical, social and stylistic features of Chinese gardens as well as to situate them in a wider cultural context.

Her current research interests are the cultural history of Ming dynasty China, particularly the 16th and 17th  centuries. She has published extensively on the garden history and culture of this period, particularly the use of gardens for self-representation, as well as publishing translations of garden literature.

Associated trips

Suzhou
Sunday, 8 April 2018 to Monday, 23 April 2018
Infinite worlds