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Why We Love the Song Dynasty
1 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Introducing Why We Love the Tang Dynasty
If you loved the Song Dynasty podcast, then you’ll also enjoy ‘Why We Love the Tang Dynasty.’ Available from October.
13 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Ep25 The legacy of the Song Dynasty
Why the Song Dynasty is so important to our lives today.
13 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Ep24 The gardens of the Song
Why the great outdoors was so important to the people of the Song Dynasty.
13 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Ep23 The Literati - the Song 'party animals'
Discovering the social lives of the Song Dynasty Literati.
14 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Ep22 Song Ci from the heart
How Song Ci gives us an insight into the loves and lives of the people of the Song Dynasty.
13 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Ep21 The Songs that made the Song people sing
Introducing the Song Ci - the popular sung poetry of the Song Dynasty.
13 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Ep20 The Famous Five
The great kilns of the Song Dynasty and how their products were used.
13 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Ep19 The zen of porcelain
How porcelain became an essential part of the lives of the Song Dynasty.
13 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Examining the Song Dynasty's mania for stationery.
13 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
Ep17 Flowers, vases, tables and poems
Discovering what flowers can tell us about the sights and sounds of the Song Dynasty.
13 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Ep16 Song Dynasty Flower Power
How flowers played an important role in the lives of the people of the Song Dynasty.
13 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Ep15 Song art enters the multi-media age
How the Song sought to show the meaning of life in their art.
13 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Ep14 Putting the people at the heart of their art
How Song Dynasty artists, calligraphers and poets put the people at the heart of their art.
13 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Ep13 The pursuit of vulgar elegance
The importance of interconnectedness. How calligraphy, paintings and poetry were all united in the Song Dynasty.
13 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Ep12 Old skills, new rules, dangerous times
How calligraphy during the Song Dynasty was seen as a powerful tool in state craft.
13 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Ep11 A flick of the wrist
Exploring why calligraphy in the Song Dynasty became the highest treasured of all the arts.
13 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Ep10 The rise and fall of the imperial obsession with tea
How the Song imperial love of tea changed thought, deeds and landscape from top to toe.
12 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Ep9 Tea – The Song’s gift of tranquility
How the Song love of tea drinking exemplified the dynasty's world view.
12 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Ep8 A Song Dynasty Foam Party
Discovering how the Song Dynasty turned tea drinking into showmanship.
13 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Ep7 Confucianism gets ready to go global
Discovering why the Song Dynasty of Confucianism has become so appealing the world over.
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