Sima Qian – Series Introduction
Chinese Literature Podcast
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1w ago
Sima Qian is not only the first historian in Chinese history, he is also one of the greatest writers that China has ever produced. Today, writers of Kung Fu novels point to Sima Qian’s stories on fighters and assassins as the origins of the Kung Fu genre. Chinese business people point to his “Biography of the Capitalists” as the reason why Chinese people today are so good at business. He documents the Chinese colonization of the Yue, who once were an independent nation that straddled the border from Guangzhou to Hanoi.    Today is the start of a series on Sima Qian. The podcast will ..read more
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Children’s Book – Peek in the Farm
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3w ago
Today, we do something different. We take a look at a children’s book that was originally written in English, and then translated into Chinese. Strangely, the translation into Chinese was done in a way that took the English and translated it into classical poetic forms that hark back to the Tang Dynasty. Journey with me to find out how deeply Chinese poetry has influenced the Chinese today.  Here is the podcast: Here is the link to the book in English. I have not been able to find the Chinese version online, though here is a photograph of my daughters’ copy: Also, here is a copy a transcr ..read more
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Huang Zunxian Goes to Hong Kong
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1M ago
Huang Zunxian, a diplomat and revolutionary of poetry in the late Qing Dynasty, visited Hong Kong when he was only twenty-two. His experience in the British colony was his first real encounter with foriegners, and it sparked an abiding interest in issues outside of China. In this episode, we take a look at two of the poems from his 10 poem cycle, “Ten Poems on Remembering Hong Kong. “ Poem #8: Beyond the incessant stream of Hong Kong’s traffic, painted boats skim smoothly over the ocean’s surface.  The British live here as if they were Buddhas in heaven,  even their Chinese servants ..read more
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New Year Podcast
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1M ago
Rob and I did a New Year Podcast, and I wanted to keep up that tradition. In this podcast, I talk about teaching and update yall on a few things ..read more
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Su Dongpo Goes to Trial for Poetry
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2M ago
Today, in our last episode of the year, we look at 1079 when Su Dongpo was tried for a poem. Bitter partisan fighting, liberals versus conservatives…except for the great poetry, this Song Dynasty fight might remind you of something closer to home.  Economist Article Mentioned in the Episode https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2023/12/07/giving-the-poor-a-wodge-of-cash-is-better-than-dripping-it-out ..read more
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Qiu Fengjia – Taiwanese or Chinese Nationalist?
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2M ago
Today, we look at Qiu Fengjia, a Taiwanese-born Mandarin, who, in 1895, upon hearing that Taiwan had been given to Japan as a part of the Treaty of Shiminoseki, wrote a poem expressing his sadness and confusion. We discuss that poem and Qiu’s larger legacy.  ..read more
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Qiang Flute – Interview with Zhang Yanshuo
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3M ago
Today, we have an interview with Professor Zhang Yanshuo, a scholar at Pomona College who studies a group of people that have existed on the peripheries of Chinese soceity for several millennia. The Qiang are a group of people who exist in China today, but also who have records discussing them as early as the Oracle Bones of the Shang Dynasty 3,000 years ago. In today’s podcast, we discuss what a poem on a Qiang flute along with the history and impact of the Qiang.  ..read more
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Todd Foley’s Translation of Wang Anyi’s I Love Bill
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3M ago
Today, I got the opportunity to interview Professor Todd Foley at NYU. Todd just translated a book I Love Bill and Other Stories which you can purchase here. The interview was fantastic, the book is great. Check out the podcast and then go buy the book ..read more
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Book of Poems – Spanking the Pan
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4M ago
The Book of Poetry is the earliest work of Chinese lyric poetry in existance. But it has a reputation as being a bit fusty. Today, we are going to explore the naughtier side of the anthology.  Here is my translation: Spanking the Pan He spanked my pan in the mountain valley,  The big man was happy.  I sleep soundly alone, and, upon waking, speak,  I swear I will never forget it.  He spanked my pan on the mountain slope, The big man looked good.  I sleep soundly alone, and, upon waking, sing, I swear I will never leave him. He spanked my pan on the mountain top, Th ..read more
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Book of Poems – She Bore the Folk
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4M ago
The third in the series on the Book of Poems, this episode looks at the mythological poem on the birth of the god of agriculture, Lord Millet.  ..read more
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