Chinese River Culture Poetic Rivers
Course Syllabus 课程章节1
The Yangtze River, which is the source of poetic inspiration, is deemed as one of the most important images for Chinese ancient poetry. The basin of the Yangtze River not only is rich in fertile soil, but also is where profound cultural accumulation is formed. Due to the area of its basin amounting to over 1.8 million square kilometers, the Yangtze River takes on various shapes, so the poems eulogizing this giant river also present different images along with the changing of the landform where it runs through. The Yangtze River extends for thousands of miles, its each section being accompanied by different legends. The Yangtze River runs forward for tens of thousands of miles, and the Yellow River runs alongside nine bends. The giant rivers surge forward, nourishing the vast land of China. Let’s follow the lyrical poems together to enjoy the river culture and appreciate the poetic rivers.