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Unformatted text preview: About a hwarang knight He is compared to various aspects of nature Brilliance and clarity of the moon Spiritual depth of a river Evergreen tree, which endures the frost and snow-Choyong: according to legend, was the son of a dragon o Was more likely a sha m an who worshipped the dragon of the Eastern oce an o He ca m e ho m e to find that his wife was poss ess ed by the Demon of Sickness This poe m has sexual overtones Has religious implications as well His poe m p erforms a dance with his song a nd d ance a nd drives the de mon away Instead of resorting to violence, h e resorted to song and dance, app e aling to the c the de mon, inducing a sense of sha m e Chinese historiography-The Chines e b eg an to record their history e arly on-Zuo com m entary: attach ed from e arly times (from the Han dynasty) to the Spring a nd Autu o He is supposed to h ave lived around the time of Confucius...
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- Fall '07