How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast
 

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Document Type

Pre-Qin Times

Publication Date

5-30-2022

Abstract

This episode discusses the two opposing interpretations of the poem entitled, “Mulberry Along the Lane,” one of the best-known yuefu songs in classical Chinese literature. Traditionally this poem has been interpreted as a representation of social injustice, depicting the situation of an official harassing a peasant girl. The other perspective is the poem is simply a verbal flirtation between a man and a woman and a popular song about a clever lady who employs an engaging and inoffensive way to turn down her suitor.

Episode

Episode 18

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Su, J., & Cai, Z. (2022, May 30). Yuefu Poetry: Political satire or coquetry? An ambiguous song [18]. In How to read Chinese poetry podcast. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/poetry_podcast/18/

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