Daoism and Chinese Imperial Gardens

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The beginning:
Daoism and Chinese Imperial Gardens
Outline:
I. What is Daoism?
II. The
Daode
jing
is the most influential text of the religion.
III. Four periods of Daoism
a. Proto-Daoism
b. Classical Daoism
c. Way of Complete Perfection
IV. Current Period from 1949 forward
V. Daoism was viewed as the spiritual approach to living.
VI. Chinese art often depicts a retreat from human society.
VII. Much of Daoism is viewed by Chinese communists as fatalistic and passive.
VIII. There are three categories of Chinese gardens: imperial, private and natural.
IX. The imperial architecture in China is an important part of Chinese culture.
a. Forbidden City
X. Five Salient Features of Imperial Gardens
a. Feudal Autocracy
b. Location
c. Layout
d. Materials
e....
The end:
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