China Episodes

June 20, 2022

58. 黃崇嘏 - Huang Chonggu (Chinese Legend)

In our second Pride Month episode, we get into gender politics with the story of China's famous cross-dressing poet, Huang Chonggu! We dive deep into the various theatrical texts that depict her story, and examine what they have to say …

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Feb. 8, 2021

21. 西王母 - Xiwangmu (Chinese Mythology)

In today's episode, we discuss Xiwangmu, or the Queen Mother of the West. We talk about the influence of folk religions, the Mandate of Heaven, and the dangers of nationalist spins on mythology. For more information about tod...

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Oct. 26, 2020

6. 嫦娥 - Chang'e (Han Chinese Mythology)

In our sixth episode, we talk about the Chinese moon goddess Chang'e. We discuss how a time period's values can influence a myth, the isolated and dreary life of a moon goddess, and space exporation. For more information abou...

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