TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Lunar Longings

Centuries before China’s space program, Chinese poets pined for the moon in six classic poems

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Friendship in Verse

Poems on true companions from Chinese history

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Showers of Spring

The solar season Guyu (谷雨) marks the start of spring rain, a season of bounty and sadness in ancient Chinese literature

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Charitable Poetry

Messages from Japanese coronavirus-relief donors highlight a history of cultural exchange with China

LANGUAGE

Verses for Lovers

Woo your valentine with these famous romantic lines from Chinese history

HISTORICAL FIGURES

The Best of Su Dongpo

Ten classic lines from the prolific Song poet, who was born 982 years ago today

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