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China; Feared, Not Loved

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发表于 7-1-2014 16:48:25 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Lexington | Chinese Garden Diplomacy; What the 11-year struggle to build a friendship garden reveals about soft power.
www.economist.com/news/united-st ... -soft-power-chinese
("Japan no longer causes much alarm [in US]. * * * China’s shock-and-awe approach to friendship prompts pricklier reactions * * *  generally China is less loved than feared")

Note:
(a) Economist magazine has a column for each section. The column for the section United States is called Lexington. That is all.

(b) "TO ASIAN culture buffs, a tranquil Japanese garden built two decades ago in Houston is in the Daimyo strolling style."
(i) Daimyo Garden, in Japanese Garden, undated
japanesetradition.net/japan-garden/daimyo.html
(“The Daimyo garden is a garden that Daimyos made in Edo period. The technique of landscape architecture of Japanese garden has developed because Daimyos compete”)
(ii) Japanese garden  日本庭園
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_garden
(Japanese garden styles include karesansui 枯れ山水/枯山水; roji 露地; kaiyū-shiki-teien, promenade or stroll gardens, where the visitor follows a path around the garden to see carefully composed landscapes; and tsubo-niwa)
(iii) kaiyū-shiki-teien 回遊式庭園 【かいゆうしきていえん】 (n): “(contrast 座観式庭園) stroll garden with a central pond; large garden best enjoyed by walking around it”

shiki shiki 式 【しき】 (n): "style"  (This is Chinese pronunciation.)
(iv) zakan-shiki-teien 座観式庭園 【ざかんしきていえん】 (n): "(See 回遊式庭園) small garden best enjoyed while sitting at a fixed viewing point"
(v) tsuboniwa 坪庭; 壺庭 【つぼにわ】 (n): "inner garden (esp. small, traditional); courtyard"

* Th "tsubo" can be Japanese pronunciations of 坪 (unit of land measurement; 3.31 square meters) OR 壷 (pot).
* See also
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_garden
(section 5.6 Tsubo-niwa courtyard garden: a photo)
* The (ii) to (iv) are from Jim Breen’s online Japanese dictionary.


(c) "(A 1993 film, 'Rising Sun,' marked the peak of Japanophobia, mixing sex and murder with dollops of self-doubt"

Rising Sun (film)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_Sun_(film)

(d) "a 12-acre Qing-dynasty garden that China has offered to build in the National Arboretum [at Washington DC]. The 'National China Garden' is to feature a lake, a two-storey teahouse, rockeries, pavilions, bamboo groves, art exhibits and a homage to the White Pagoda of Yangzhou."
(i) The China Garden  中国园. United States National Arboretum, undated.
www.usna.usda.gov/ChinaGarden/
(ii) White Pagoda  白塔 (by 瘦西湖)
(iii) Yangzhou  江苏省扬州市

(e) "JIANG Zehui, then-president of the Chinese Academy of Forestry (and, not irrelevantly in China, a cousin of ex-President Jiang Zemin)"

江泽慧 (a woman)/ 中国林业科学研究院院长
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