Broadcast Transcript: They are polishing up the new sidewalks at the corner of Wangfujin. They crouch above their machines, pressing them hard to the stone. The granite dust muffles them. Their faces are swathed in towels. They have been told the sidewalks will last as long as the Wall. They are writing old poems on the sidewalks at the Temple of Heaven. They dip long brushes into water. Gracefully, silently, they spell out their characters, large and flowing onto these concrete scrolls. They pause to consider whose calligraphy appears most praiseworthy, most enduring,and as they deliberate, the sun rises, erasing their poems, stroke by stroke.#ceas #china #schultz #tsutsui
This is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
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