How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

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“Woven” like many of the Da ya (Greater Odes) sings of two of the heroes who laid the groundwork for their grandson and son to overcome the Shang and establish the Zhou dynasty. The text lends itself to memorization and may have been part of early court ritual as our own Star-Spangled Banner celebrates an event in the early history of our country.


Episode 3

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Nienhauser, W. H., & Cai, Z. (2022, Feb 14). The Book of Poetry: Zhou dynastic building [3]. In How to read Chinese poetry podcast. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from