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2019 Garden+ Lecture Series: Christian Tagsold Discuss Idea of the Japanese Garden & Japan’s History & Traditions Newly Listed

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Date: Monday, 29 April, 2019       Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Portland Japanese Garden
611 S.W. Kingston Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

Phone: (503) 223-5055
Website: Click to Visit

SPACES IN TRANSLATION: JAPANESE GARDENS AND THE WEST
The German author of Spaces in Translation: Japanese Gardens and the West discusses his provocative and groundbreaking theories that the idea of the Japanese garden has less to do with Japan’s history and traditions than with the country’s interactions with the West. Tagsold, who has researched over eighty Japanese gardens in ten countries, explores their history, popularity, and shifting aesthetic, as well as that most elusive concept - authenticity.

About the Speaker
Christian Tagsold is Associate Professor at the Institute for Modern Japanese Studies, University of Düsseldorf. He writes on Japanese garden in the West, sport mega-events in Japan, and Japanese diasporas in Europe. He has been researching Japanese gardens in Europe and the USA since 2006.  Spaces in Translation(Penn Press) appeared in August 2017.

A limited number of discounted student tickets will be available for $5.

Monday, 29 April, 2019

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Portland Japanese Garden

Phone: (503) 223-1321
Website: Click to Visit

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