How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast
 

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Document Type

Pre-Qin Times

Publication Date

6-7-2022

Abstract

After nearly one millennium since its birth, Chinese poetry achieved an optimal convergence of sound and sense in its pentasyllabic poems developed during the Eastern Han (25-220 CE). Taking full advantage of an explosive rise of two-character compounds, the anonymous Han pentasyllabic poets created a poetic rhythm far more flexible and expressive than all existing rhythms and adapted it for philosophical reflection and emotional brooding on human transience.

Episode

Episode 19

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Cai, Z. (2022, Jun 7). Han Ancient-style Poetry: The "Nineteen Old Poems": The magic of one additional character and the rise of reflective poetry [19]. In How to read Chinese poetry podcast. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/poetry_podcast/19/

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