Dear colleagues and friends,

This week we are returning from YouTube and Bilibii to our podcast platforms, with three episodes on long song lyrics (manci 慢詞) by Professor Xinda Lian.
LISTENING TIPS. If you go for casual listening while doing chores, any of the four channels (Anchor, Spotify, Apple podcast, and Google podcast) will be good. But if you wish to do more serious listening, it may be a good idea to look at the texts and notes before or while listening. For this purpose, you may use Anchor ( and Google podcast (…/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vc…) because they provide links to our website. The Chinese podcast platform Himalaya ( may be the most convenient of all: it has the audio control and the accompanying texts on the same page. Your feedback is appreciated. Have fun listening! Zong-qi Cai