Journal of The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
Online ISSN : 1348-4559
Print ISSN : 1340-8984
ISSN-L : 1340-8984
Pan Yue (AD 247-300) 's Urban Dwelling and Landscape Theory
Ataru SOTOMURA
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2004 Volume 68 Issue 2 Pages 165-173

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Pan Yue (AD 247-300) was a court official of the Jin dynasty and one of the greatest poets in 3rd Century China. This paper examines his dwelling and his landscape theory, analysing his Xianju fu (Poetic Essay on the Idle Life), Qiuxing fu (Poetic Essay on Autumn Meditations) and other literary works. Though being generally considered as a suburban dwelling, his house and garden were actually located inside the capital city, Luoyang. Accordingly the Xianju fu can be regarded as one of the oldest essays on a private urban dwelling in China. In the Qiuxing fu he discussed why people feel sad when they see landscape.

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