This week we return to the plot, but not to the Monkey King or Xuanzang. We head to Chang’an to meet a fisherman, a woodman and an emperor.
This episode features death, threats and capital punishment as part of the plot for the whole chapter as well as a couple gruesome ways to die at about 1:30 and the topic drifts to drugs briefly and 9:30 and 19:30.
The tweets about Emily Dickinson and metre: https://twitter.com/jeeyonshim/status/1289825038481334272, https://twitter.com/MikeFerdinando/status/1289905363936899077
Episode artwork is a 1776 map of Weiyang Palace in Chang’an by Bi Yuan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chang_Le_Gong_and_Wei_Yang_Gong_by_Bi_Yuan.jpg