Asian Gardens in the West
International Symposium
Benrath Palace and Park Foundation and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
October 1st – October 3rd, 2015

Day 1  (October 1st)

13:30 Introduction

14:00 Address by Vice President for International Relations Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andrea von Hülsen-Esch

14:20 Stefan Schweizer: undefinedGardens and National Stereotypes

15:15 – 17:30 Panel I China/The Representation of Asian Gardens in Asia

James Bartos – undefined"China, Chinoiserie and the English Landscape Garden Revisited"
Bianca Maria Rinaldi – undefined"The Invention of the Chinese Garden"
Christoph Baier – undefined"'Heritage Gardens'. Singapore’s Asian Garden Representation at Gardens by the Bay as Third Space?"

19:30 Dinner

Day 2  (October 2nd)

9:00 Excursion (Japanese Garden in Leverkusen)

13:30–15:00 Panel II India

Update: Since Karin Seeber is not able to participate, we start at 14:15

Karin Seeber – undefined"Imaginary gardens: Marie Luise Gothein's book on Indian garden history (1926)"
Henry J. Noltie – undefined"The Indian career of Hugh Cleghorn (1820–1895): economic botany and the transfer of knowledge through botanical gardens"

15:30–17:00 Panel III Japanese Gardens

Wybe Kuitert – undefined"Context & Praxis: Thoughts on Japan & Gardens"
Tagsold, Christian – undefined"Japanese Gardens Unleashed: From Miniatures to Advertising"

Sushi Buffet

19:30 Keynote: John Dixon Hunt – undefined"Questions of Authenticity"

Day 3 (October 3rd)

10:00–11:30 Panel III Representing Japanese Gardens

Katahira Miyuki – undefined"Constructing the Image of Japanese Gardens: 
Analysis of the Discourse on Japanese Gardens in Japan and the West"
Elisabeth Scherer – undefined"Elaborate 'contact spaces': Staging Japanese gardens for Cinema"

12:00 Final Discussion

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