Journal of The Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
Online ISSN : 1348-4559
Print ISSN : 1340-8984
ISSN-L : 1340-8984
Shen Yüeh (441-513)'s Suburban Dwelling
Ataru SOTOMURA
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

2000 Volume 64 Issue 3 Pages 266-269

Details
Abstract

Shen Yüeh (441-513), a high ranking government official and famous poet, not only lived in the suburbs himself but also discussed the theme of “the suburbs” as a dwelling space in his writings. This paper analyses his views on the suburbs through examining his “Chiao-chü fu (Poetic Essay on Living in the Suburbs)” and his other literary works. It is concluded that the suburbs, for him, constituted unique surroundings by their nature of providing a feeling of living in the mountains while still being part of urban life, as opposed to living in the countryside.

Information related to the author
© Japanese Institute of Landscape Architecture
Previous article
feedback
Top