CKLC Academic Talk Series: The Superlative Whining
One of the CKLC academic talk series—the Superlative Whining, was held in the college dining hall on March 5, 2022. Professor Xiuping CHEN from Institute of Chinese Medical Science analyzed some ancient poems with complaints and the poets’ experiences behind the poems.
With unsmooth career, unattainable ambition, bumpy road ahead, those poets had similar experiences as modern people. Complaints led to many masterpieces through ages. But if the poet did not have a handsome face, he might have an awkward experience. His fans would not read his poems anymore after meeting with him in person.
Finally, Prof. CHEN encouraged students to face the pressure, adjust mentality, laugh more often, and complain less.
Prof. CHEN’s research interest is Chinese medical science, but he has a deep understanding of traditional Chinese culture including ancient poems. Students can feel the breadth and depth of traditional Chinese culture and the beauty of classical Chinese poetry. The master of CKLC Prof. ZHANG Meifang also attended this lecture.