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One Poem to Read | 'On the Stork Tower' and the sublimity of mother river
May 20, 2024

Wang Shiren, a retired professor of British and American poetry at Peking University, graced us with a reading of the English translation of the famed poem "On the Stork Tower" by Wang Zhihuan (688-742) on the campus. The poem describes the magnificent view of the Yellow River and embodies the grand vision and profound wisdom of the Chinese people. Enjoy!

This piece is featured in PKU News' "One Poem to Read" series; click this link to learn more about the series. (Video co-produced by Liang Peiyu, Lin Rui, Lou Qingqing, and Yang Xinzhuo with People's Daily App and Peking University's Office of Global Communications)