Rereading the Stone

Episode 48 Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 23 part 1/2

July 13, 2021 Kevin Wilson, William Jones Season 1 Episode 48
Rereading the Stone
Episode 48 Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 23 part 1/2
Show Notes

An imperial injunction — to enjoy? Baoyu and the young ladies of the compound receive orders from the Imperial Concubine Yuanchun to move into the garden and reside in its various small houses. Will a life lived aesthetically affect the soul? Baoyu during the late nights transcribes improvisational visions of his waking dream, each poem dedicated to a season of the passing year.