[Originally recorded on 3-4-23]
“Before one disaster is over, here’s another!” Pretty much sums up all the chapters lately. - Dani
Our heroic trio Waiyee, Ann, and Eileen are reunited (thank you Shelly!) for the penultimate episode discussing Chapters 110-115, alongside the rest of our #ReadingTheStone community. A wide-ranging conversation today from Hou Hsiao-hsien's City of Sadness to Everything, Everywhere All At Once - but also a deeper dive into the notion of qing 情 as we encounter it in this story and in Chinese philosophical discourse, thanks to Wei and Waiyee. Several character deaths explored - Faithful, Xifeng, Grandmother Jia, and Adamantina - as we head to the end.
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