Chinese poem illustration: 召南 行露/Shao Wind – Road Dew by Anonymous

召南 行露

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A strange and mysterious lawsuit made the poet outrages, while it was widely argued about who launched the lawsuit against the poet, what for this laswsuit was made? who was the poet? a male or a female? These questions further complicate another question: this poem appeared to be written in the early stage of Zhou dynasty which was described as one of the few prosperous period(成康盛世) in Chinese history with a unqiue imprint: no lawsuit happened during the whole period.

A new arguement is raised in this video, yet, there are still too many unknowns. The character 女 and 汝 are discussed.

召南 行露




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