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2000 Years of Chinese Poetry

Program #CULT064. Recorded in Boulder, CO on December 31, 1969.

As part of AR’s World Poetry Series, David Barsamian interviewed Bill Doub, a scholar of Oriental culture and former CU professor. Doub and his wife Nancy edited the Asian Studies Journal. This conversation about classical and modern Chinese poetry presents material from 700 BC to the present. David and Bill discuss the differences between ancient and contemporary Chinese language, the relationship between Chinese poetry and music, recent discoveries of authentic ancient poetry texts, and the influences of both Buddhism and twentieth century culture on Chinese poetry.

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