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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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13 September, 2020
Natalie Tso

Tune into Classic Shorts to hear works from Tang dynast poets Ma Dai, Zhang Qiao and Cui Tu.

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06 September, 2020
Natalie Tso

Tune into Classic Shorts to hear some of the famous works of Tang dynasty poet Wen Tingyu, the founder of the flowery school of lyrical poetry.

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30 August, 2020
Natalie Tso

On Classic Shorts, hear the famous poems of one of the major romantic poets of the late Tang dynasty, Weng Tingyun. 

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23 August, 2020
Natalie Tso

"But literature endures, like the universal spirit, And its breath becomes a part of the vitals of all men..." writes Tang dynasty poet Li Shangying in his poem Han Monument. Hear his poetic account of how words etched on a public monument impacted and threatened a Han emperor on this episode of Classic Shorts. 

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16 August, 2020
Natalie Tso

Is the person in the mirror the woman or man in the illicit love affair? Hear the many translations of a poem about illicit love written by Tang dynasty poet Li Shangyin and see which translation you agree with...

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