Professor Zhou Ruchang, Scholar,
The Dream of Red Mansions
This 18th century work by Cao Xueqin, has for years provided scholars with much matter for study. A literary masterpiece, written with great psychological insight, deep and subtle characterizations, the work is also a quintessential source for anyone wanting to understand Chinese life and culture of that time, the poetry and music, food and fashions, manners and artifacts. In the splendid surroundings of the Daguanyuan (Grand View Gardens), we will see the replicas of all the principal pavilions and courtyards mentioned in the book.