Mastering Chinese Poetry Ep. 2: Love Seeds
Updated 22:29, 08-Sep-2019

Love, a forever topic in human history, is also an everlasting theme in Chinese literature and poetry. What symbol represents love in your country – the heart, rose, swan, or dove?

In this episode, we are going to look at a famous classic Chinese poem, "Love Seeds." It is a Tang Dynasty poem, written by poet Wang Wei, who pined for one of his friends with red beans, also seen as "love seeds" in China. As time goes on, Chinese people have used red beans to convey a yearning emotion between lovers.