“The Worst Chinese Poetry” featured in The Current

“The Worst Chinese Poetry” event organized by Thomas Mazanec, Xiaorong Li, and Hangping Xu has been featured in the Current, UCSB’s general news outlet. Read the story here: https://www.news.ucsb.edu/2021/020304/lyrical-losers
An excerpt:
“By calling something ‘good,’ you are drawing a line, saying some things are good, some are bad,” Mazanec said. “That line was drawn differently in different times and different places. There are all sorts of considerations that go into drawing that line: aesthetic, moral, social and political standards that change with time. By investigating these standards, we can learn a lot about Chinese literary history.”