Rereading the Stone

Episode 42 Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 20 part 1/2

May 21, 2021 Kevin Wilson, William Jones Season 1 Episode 42
Rereading the Stone
Episode 42 Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 20 part 1/2
Show Notes

Enter the garden Shi Xiangyun, one of the most beloved characters in Dream of the Red Chamber. Meanwhile Nanny Li exchanges bitter words with Aroma, Jia Huan lets reveal his resentment toward Baoyu, and Daiyu is jealous of Baoyu’s time with Baochai. In this idle transitional moment, partly enforced by cultural prohibitions on labor, the garden and its occupants appear as floating constellations in orbits complementary and otherwise.