Chinese city parks: Political, economic and social influences on design (1949-1994)
AuthorFang, Zihan, 1962-
AdvisorWilkin, Donovan C.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis is an attempt to understand the purposes of modern Chinese park design. The goal of this work was to identify the social, economic, and political factors influencing contemporary park design. The primary approach was analysis of case studies. By analyzing characteristics of parks constructed at different stages in urban park history and in the cultural history of China, the results provide strong support for important political, economic, and social influences on park design.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Renewable Natural Resources and Landscape Architecture