Everlasting Classics: Listen to the rhythm of ‘Silk-Washing Stream’

Chinese singer-songwriter and actor Huo Zun performed “Silk-Washing Stream” on the stage of musical variety show “Everlasting Classics.” The lyrics are from the works of Su Shi(1037–1101), one of China’s greatest poets and essayists from the Song Dynasty. He excelled in every form of verse and prose he attempted and further distinguished himself as a … Read more Everlasting Classics: Listen to the rhythm of ‘Silk-Washing Stream’

‘Everlasting Classics’: Chinese singer presents musical rendition of ancient love poem

Chinese singer Zhou Shen breathed new life into an 800-year-old eulogy of love in the latest edition of variety show “Everlasting Classics.” The lyrics are from the masterpiece of Yuan Haowen, an outstanding literary figure of the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234). Yuan composed the poem “Tomb of Wild Geese” (to the tune of “Groping for Fish”) … Read more ‘Everlasting Classics’: Chinese singer presents musical rendition of ancient love poem

Commemorating poet Qu Yuan on Dragon Boat Festival

As a traditional Chinese festival, the Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, commemorates Qu Yuan – a patriotic poet and a loyal official of the State of Chu during the Warring States period. He dedicated his whole life to assisting the king to build … Read more Commemorating poet Qu Yuan on Dragon Boat Festival

Planet Normal: Lionel Shriver on why Britons shouldn’t have accepted the lockdown

Subscribe to Planet Normal to make sure you never miss an episode: https://www.playpodca.st/planetnormal Novelist Lionel Shriver buckles up to join Telegraph columnists, Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan for their fourth trip to Planet Normal. She tells us why she’s ‘profoundly disappointed’ that the public has accepted the draconian lockdown measures, how her political views lose … Read more Planet Normal: Lionel Shriver on why Britons shouldn’t have accepted the lockdown

Sandy Alexandre (An MIT Community Vigil)

Associate professor in literature at MIT Sandy Alexandre speaks to the community. Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, technology, humanities and social sciences; and to tackle the most … Read more Sandy Alexandre (An MIT Community Vigil)

Mastering Chinese poetry: Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a feeling that everyone has. The well-known and affectionate poem, written by Yu Guangzhong, one of the most accomplished poets in modern Chinese literature, delves into the poet’s deep feelings for his motherland. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play … Read more Mastering Chinese poetry: Nostalgia

How soon can we get a COVID19 vaccine AI helps

Will we achieve this breakthrough speed to get one? AI plays a key role. Vaccine R&D has three points: massive data analysis, literature screening and knowledge mapping. That’s exactly the strength of artificial intelligence. CGTN reporter Zhou Yiqiu shares more. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download … Read more How soon can we get a COVID19 vaccine AI helps

We asked the Game Grumps for their tips on getting into gaming

Washington Post featured Game Grumps Washington Post presented Game Grumps in this introduction into gaming video item. Popular YouTube stars Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan gave their thoughts on tutorials, game design, overcoming 3D worlds as a gaming newcomer and more. Washington Post YouTube Channel About Game Grumps: Game Grumps is a Let’s Play web … Read more We asked the Game Grumps for their tips on getting into gaming

Mastering Chinese Poetry Ep. 9: The Mourning Day《清明》

Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweeping Day) is a traditional Chinese festival for families to pay their respects to dead ancestors. People tidy up their ancestors’ grave sites and offer sacrifices such as food, drinks and flowers. Considered as one of the 24 solar terms on the Chinese lunar calendar, the festival falls on April 4 this … Read more Mastering Chinese Poetry Ep. 9: The Mourning Day《清明》

Tourism “will bounce back” from coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus outbreak hits international travel, we look at how it’s impacting France’s beleaguered tourism industry. Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, tells us that past experience shows the sector will bounce back from the damage caused by the outbreak. Finally, we take you to a small French village that lives on literature: it has only … Read more Tourism “will bounce back” from coronavirus outbreak

Margaret Atwood on women’s rights and the climate crisis

Multi award-winning Canadian author Margaret Atwood is often cited as one of the most powerful and prophetic voices writing today. She’s the creator of contemporary literature’s most chilling dystopia: Gilead in “The Handmaid’s Tale”. The feminist icon won last year’s Booker Prize for “The Testaments”, alongside Bernardine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other”. Atwood sat down with … Read more Margaret Atwood on women’s rights and the climate crisis

Why are disability clichés so destructive for the community?

“Disabled people are lazy and just need to get off their self-indulgent butts and do some hard work.” That’s just one of eleven tropes on disability that author Cindy Baldwin listed in a Twitter thread exploring old-fashioned narratives of disability and how they make people with disabilities feel. “We are also so shaped with these … Read more Why are disability clichés so destructive for the community?

The Saga of the Kidnapped Bookseller of Hong Kong | The Listening Post (Feature)

For more than 20 years, Lam Wing-kee owned Causeway Bay Books in Hong Kong. The store not only specialised in literature critical of the Chinese Communist Party and the private lives of Beijing’s ruling elite, but perfected the art of smuggling those books – which are banned in China – onto the mainland. His work … Read more The Saga of the Kidnapped Bookseller of Hong Kong | The Listening Post (Feature)

China: Covering the Coronavirus Contagion | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: The coronavirus outbreak in China – a public health disaster and a messaging nightmare. Also on the show, the saga of Hong Kong’s kidnapped bookseller. Covering the Coronavirus Contagion On January 23, Chinese authorities shut down the city of Wuhan. In short order, 17 more cities were quarantined, affecting … Read more China: Covering the Coronavirus Contagion | The Listening Post (Full)

Dictators, past and present, and identity politics | Studio B: Unscripted

In this web extra from Studio B, Unscripted, award-winning playwright and essayist Wole Soyinka discusses Nigeria’s leadership today and how it compares to the dictatorships of the past. Also in this excerpt, renowned novelist and academic Elif Shafak talks about the dangers of some types of identity politics and reflects on how societal pressures may … Read more Dictators, past and present, and identity politics | Studio B: Unscripted