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Related, I recently found this book: 唐诗百话, although I haven’t read much of it yet. It’s a selection of 100 Tang poems, with explanations in plain (Chinese) language.


On 5/18/2022 at 1:53 PM, realmayo said:

How to Read Chinese Poetry Workbook (2012) A companion to the first book but for people who are learning to read Chinese poetry, so pinyin, vocabulary and modern Chinese translations accompany a new set of 100 Classical poems and their English translations.

Is this workbook a good standalone resource, or does it rely heavily on How to Read Chinese Poetry?

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A good book series indeed!

You might be interested to know Prof. Zong-qi Cai has organised a free podcast on How to Read Chinese poetry based on the poetry set. It's in English and the poems are recited in English and Mandarin. It started in February and is now on episode 16 (War as a Theme in Early Popular Chinese Poetry). there is a dedicated website with the details and downloadable pdfs here  :

How to Read Chinese Poetry  

and there's even a Chinese Poetry Podcast Facebook group  

The podcasts can be found on Spotify, Ximalaya, Apple, Google and don't know how many more platforms.

I'm already behind with the schedule but the podcasts I listened to were very helpful to internalize what I had read in the book. 

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