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Reading List on East Asian Plants

  • Conder, Josiah. The Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement
  • Kilpatrick, Jane. Gifts from the Gardens of China: The Introduction of Traditional Chinese Garden Plants to Britain, 1698-1862. London: Frances Lincoln, 2007.
  • Kitamura, Fumio and Ishizu Yurio. Garden Plants of Japan. Tokyo, Kokusai Bunka Shinkokai, 1963.
  • Kuck, Loraine E. The Art of Japanese Gardens. 2006
  • Li, Hui-Lin. The Garden Flowers of China. New York: Ronald Press Co. [1959]
  • Valder, Peter Valder, The Garden Plants of China. Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 1999.
  • Wang, Lianying. Chinese Tree Peony. Beijing, P.R. China : China Forestry Pub. House, 1998.


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CEAS offers an M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies.This interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies. For more information click here, or contact Ayako Mizumura, CEAS Assistant Director: or 785-864-1478.

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