This episode continues our previous discussion of the Li sao or On Encountering Trouble. It focuses on two failed spiritual/supernatural trips or flights in search of Qu Yuan’s ideal and his final decision to commit suicide as the result of his disillusionment with his ruler and society.
Wu, F., & Cai, Z. (2022, Apr 18). The Lyrics of Chu: Qu Yuan and his poetic allegories: Spiritual and imaginary journeys in Lisao or “On Encountering Trouble” . In How to read Chinese poetry podcast. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/poetry_podcast/12/