The Meanings of the Writing and Titles in Suzhou Private Gardens
JU Yue shi (East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China)
The owners of Suzhou private gardens were mostly scholars. The arrangements of the gardens embody scholars' spirit, which is demonstrated mainly in three aspects: the sentiment of scholars-officials in imperial times of self-expression and haughtiness as well as aloofness; self-consolation and living a simple life to show high ideals; the contradictory mood of entering into the world or renouncing the world, existence or nihility .It is conveyed with symbolism through writing and titles.
【CateGory Index】： TU098.4