October 17, 2021

KITAAB

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China: Reviving the power of poetry

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Wang Xiaoyu’s favorite bedtime routine now is to reach for hersmartphone and play a poem. Every night at 10 pm, the 32-year-old sales executive in Shanghai logs on to a poetry-sharinggroup on the social network WeChat and listens to or reads apoem.

It has become a regular pastime ever since she discovered the group, whose Chinese name literally translates to “Read a poem before you sleep”.

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