The Garden as Feminine Lettered Space in "The Story of the Stone" and Beyond

Posted on Thu., Feb. 18, 2021

Dr. Wai-yee Li, professor of Chinese literature at Harvard University, explores how different types of literary activities such as reading, painting, poetry composition, and opera are defined by garden design and spatial setting in The Story of the Stone (also known as The Dream of the Red Chamber) by Cao Xueqin (1715?–ca. 1763).