Chinese Poetry Workshop 3: Xue Tao

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Running time: 1st December 2021

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The third workshop explores the life and work of Xue Tao (770–832), looking at her poem ‘Cicada’. Xue Tao is one of China’s most famous female poets. ‘Cicada’ is a wonderful example of her use of simple imagery from the natural world to produce a poignant allegory.