Short Song Lyrics (xiaoling) in the Song Dynasty : Feeling and scene : Early literati song lyrics
This episode discusses early efforts of literati poets in the song lyric, showing how their works reflect the genre’s origins in the entertainment quarters and remained largely tied to feminine themes, while they bore evidence of poetic craft. Examples show how Wei Zhuang’s more direct and lyrical expression contrasts with Wen Tingyun’s more implicit presentation.
Samei, M., & Cai, Z. (2022, Dec 20). Short Song Lyrics (xiaoling) in the Song Dynasty: Feeling and scene: Early literati song lyrics . In How to read Chinese poetry podcast. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/poetry_podcast/47/