The Book of Poetry : the Han Canonization - A Love Song and A Moral Exemplum

Zong-qi CAI* (Host)

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Abstract

How to Read Chinese Poetry Podcast Series : Episode 7

This episode discusses how the anonymous author of “Prefaces to the Book of Poetry” turned “Osprey,” the first of the 305 Shijing poems, from a lively love song into a moral exempla by means of gender switching. It also explains that such imaginative gender switching was made possible by classical Chinese grammar, especially its ungendered use of pronouns and its frequent omission of sentence subjects.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAdvanced Institute for Global Chinese Studies, Lingnan University
Media of outputSound Recording
Size12 min
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2022

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