This episode discusses how the genre begins to broaden thematically in the work of somewhat later literati poets who continued to write in the short xiaoling form. Poems by the Last Emperor of the Southern Tang, Li Yu, and by Northern Song statesman Yan Shu demonstrate how the genre begins to take on themes like nostalgia and friendship.
Samei, M., & Cai, Z. (2022, Dec 27). Short Song Lyrics (xiaoling) in the Song Dynasty: "I ask you, how much sorrow can there be?”: Later literati song lyrics . In How to read Chinese poetry podcast. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/poetry_podcast/48/