The Sounds of the Tang Poetry : Mastering tonal patterns of recent-style poetry : Regulated poetic forms & modes of thinking : Sonnet and Lüshi
Dear Listeners, This podcast you are listening to is the soundtrack of the 5th episode of HOW TO READ CHINESE POETRY VIDEOS. Going beyond the technical issues of tonal patterning, this episode discusses how the regulated poetic forms of Shakespearean sonnets and Chinese regulated verse embody the Western dualistic and Chinese yin-yang worldviews, respectively. Shakespeare’s sonnet 18 and Du Fu’s "Spring Scene" are compared, in both form and content, to illustrate the fundamental differences in the Elizabethan and traditional Chinese thinking about nature and humanity.
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Cai, Z. (2022, Nov 8). The Sounds of the Tang Poetry: Mastering tonal patterns of recent-style poetry: Regulated poetic forms & modes of thinking: Sonnet and Lüshi . In How to read Chinese poetry podcast. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/poetry_podcast/41/