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Enjoy this fun bite-sized portion of Chinese culture as Classic Shorts presents stories and idioms from Chinese history and literature.

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18 April, 2021

What sentiments did spring flowers inspire in famous poets from the Tang dynasty? Hear poems from Meng Haoran, Bai Juyi and Cui Hu in this episode of Classic Shorts. 

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11 April, 2021

On Classic Shorts, listen to a poem written by Wei Wen-ti, the son of Cao Cao, the famous leader in the three kingdoms era, when his father passed away.

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04 April, 2021

Listen to the last poems in the famous poetic dialogue between Tang dynasty poets Wang Wei and Pei Di in their Wang River Collection on Classic Shorts.

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04 April, 2021

Hear poems from the famous Tang dynasty poetic dialogue between Wang Wei and Pei Yi in the Wang River Collection. 

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21 March, 2021

Hear poems from one of the most famous poetic discourses in Chinese history, the Wang River Collection, a collection of quatrains that are a dialogue between the great Tang poets Wang Wei and Pei Di. 

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