How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast

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This episode uses two scenes of reciting odes to explore the struggle for hegemony. The first shows how a fugitive Jin Prince declare his ambition despite his precarious and dependent position. The second features a Jin leader pushing back against the hubristic self-aggrandizement of a Chu prince.


Episode 5

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Li, W., & Cai, Z. (2022, Feb 28). The Book of Poetry and Diplomacy: Who is the boss? [5]. In How to read Chinese poetry podcast. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from