Chinese Poetry and Ancient Wisdom – General Admission
Chinese poetry is poetry written, spoken, or chanted in the Chinese language. Poetry has consistently been held in extremely high regard in China, often incorporating expressive folk influences filtered through the minds of Chinese scholars. In Chinese culture, poetry has provided a format and a forum for both public and private expressions of deep emotion, offering an audience of peers, readers, and scholars insight into the inner life of Chinese writers across more than two millennia. In this particular talk, different forms and characteristics of Chinese classical poetry will be explained. More importantly, this talk aims to share life philosophy expressed through selected poems. By the end of the talk, you are expected to gain a deeper understanding of classical Chinese poetry and wisdom from ancient Chinese poets.