People are learning Chinese for all sorts of reasons these days. Many do it for business, but Lin Qianxi, a Turkish student studying at Fudan University, pursues linguistic achievement because of her passion for the beauty of the culture.
《雨巷》, or “Rainy Lane” is a poem by modern symbolist poet Dai Wangshu. Lin’s recitation captures the dreamlike and melancholy mood of the poem. It matches up with her own life, as she is here pursuing her dreams, but her family remains on the other side of the world. Even though she misses her family, she can find comfort in the culture of her new home.
Video Source: KNEWS