Rereading the Stone

Episode 46 Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 22 part 1/2

June 27, 2021 Kevin Wilson, William Jones Season 1 Episode 46
Rereading the Stone
Episode 46 Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 22 part 1/2
Show Notes

‘Can’t you be a bit quieter and attend to the play? This is Zhi-shen at the Monastery Gate we’re supposed to be listening to, not Jing-de Acts the Madman!’ Baoyu expresses in poetic verse, following a performance during Baochai’s birthday festivities, his thoughts on Buddhist enlightenment, but Daiyu and Baochai promptly burst his bubble. Are they actively discouraging him from indulging monastic fantasies?