How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast
 

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Document Type

Pre-Qin Times

Publication Date

3-21-2022

Abstract

This episode features a poem that enacts, through incremental repetition, the unfolding drama of a young woman being torn by longing, hesitancy, love, and fear while a suitor is crushing all physical barriers to have a tryst with her. To sanitize this poem, Han commentators resorted to an allegorizing strategy called “cutting off a section to create a new meaning,” constructing a political allegory on the thinnest of evidence.

Episode

Episode 8

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Cai, Z. (2022, Mar 21). The Book of Poetry: The Han canonization: Romeo and Juliet-like rendezvous [8]. In How to read Chinese poetry podcast. Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/poetry_podcast/8/

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