Rereading the Stone

Ep. 54: Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 25 part 2/2

September 11, 2021 Kevin Wilson, William Jones Season 1 Episode 54
Rereading the Stone
Ep. 54: Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 25 part 2/2
Show Notes

Things get weird when Mother Ma throws down a surprisingly efficacious curse. Xifeng starts slaughtering miscellaneous animals, and Baoyu is consumed by suicidal ideation. We discuss the fortuitous, surprising reappearance of the Daoist priest and Buddhist monk, and Baoyu’s relationship to, and identity with, his magical, metafictional jade.