Jiang’s research focuses on the reinterpretation and reintroduction of the Chinese garden into modern discourse as a critical instrument to document China’s continuous cultural traditions. He is currently exploring the burgeoning field of Plant Humanities, examining the potential of applying this non-human centered theoretical structure into Chinese Garden studies.

For practices, Jiang has initiated an activity planning and action group, Plant South Salesroom 植南门市部, to reinterpret the historical entanglements and interactive social networks around plants through cross-scale and multimedia culture-oriented practice, such as "Plant Walk 植物行走”, and the forthcoming 赴山小报 as a plant-culture-oriented zine for 赴山茶市, a newborn tea brand.

For more information, please contact yj4msc@virginia.edu 😊