Chinese poem illustration: 小雅 斯干/ Xiaoya – The Main Trunk by Anonymous
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Build a new town(house), get married and have a new baby is still the standard life formula to today’s Chinese, a formula full of joy and happiness. This tradition at least started since Zhou dynasty by solid record of this poem. It give us so many details of the normally life of a lord’s new town and his family, it also created the vocabularies of Playing Jade（弄璋, refering a baby boy） and Playing Tile(弄瓦, refering a baby girl) still used today.
Two other poems about building new town are good references to this poem. With the same joy and happiness, the three poems show different focus and feelings. The other two poem is Yong Wind Decision at Noon(鄘风 定之方中) and Daya Endless(大雅 绵)
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