Table of Contents Preface List of Figures and Tables 1 Introducing Hybrid Modernity Post-Mao transformations: framing hybrid modernity China's physical setting and settlement patterns Book scope and structure 2 Navigating Modern(s) and the Park in modern China Modernization: social construction and nation-building Modernity, Globalization and Identity Hybrid modernization: expanding modernization theory and alternative modernities Re-visiting Modernism (international) genre Modernism in Architecture and Landscape Architecture Modernity in China China's early modernity and westernization Forced (Colonial) Modernity The Public Park, Republican modernity (1912-1949) and nation-building Mao's Modernity: 1949 - 1976 Summarizing China's modern experience 3 Pre-Modern China: Nature, Cosmology, Mythology and the Chinese Picturesque Nature, Cosmology, Mythology and Folklore Brief History of China's designed landscapes Interpreting garden-making throughout pre-modern China Chinese Picturesque Garden Design Language 4 Looking "Inside" and "Outside" post-Mao China A Glance back at the Arts and Culture in the Mao era Inside Post-Mao China Post-Mao art trends Trends in post-Mao China's Built Environment Post-Mao Landscape Architecture: foundations of professional practice and education Landscape Architecture "Outside" post-Mao China 5 Revealing late 20th century Hybrid Modernity: four purpose-built parks Case Study One: Living Water Park, Huoshui Gongyuan, Chengdu, Sichuan Chengdu context Project inception Design Realization Hybrid Modern synthesis Case Study Two: Zhongshan Shipyard Park, Zhongshan Shiqi Jiang Gongyuan, Zhongshan, Guangdong Zhongshan context Project Inception Design realization Hybrid Modern synthesis Case Study Three: Jinji Lake Landscape Master Plan, Jinji Hu Jingguan Zongti Guihua Suzhou, Jiangsu Suzhou context Project Inception Project realization Hybrid Modern synthesis Case Study Four: West Lake Southern Scenic Area Master Plan, Xihu Huanhu Nanxian Jingqu Zongti, Hangzhou, Zhejiang West Lake, Hangzhou context Project Inception Project Realization SSA Experience Hybrid Modern synthesis Four public parks - the schema for post-Mao China's hybrid modernity 6 Transforming from 'Hybrid' to 'Ecological' Modernization in China's 21st century Four case study parks and trends in the host cities Top-Down China + Five-Year-Plan = Green Revolution and Ecological Modernization China's Sponge City program and contribution to international "green" urbanism Revolutionary Praxis, Trends and Beautiful China Index
Mary G. Padua, PhD, RLA, is an internationally recognized educator, thought leader, contemporary theorist and artist. Her research focuses on socio-cultural phenomena, human-centered design and the meaning of public space. She is one of the first English language writers on post-Mao designed landscapes and the discipline of landscape architecture as contributing agents to China's late 20th century urban experiment. She maintains MGP Studio, a critically minded practice rooted in craft, equity, inclusion and restorative experiences, and teaches at Clemson University's School of Architecture.