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Bamboo, Characters, and Cakes

February 5, 2019

It’s known as the chattering of sparrows, the sound the tiles make when you wash them on the table. With a good set, the rectangular tiles are cool and heavy in your hand and stack together with resonant clicks. The sparrows talk to one another for a few minutes until they…


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Spring Festival 2019: Year of the Pig!

January 25, 2019

xin nian
新 年
Chinese New Year
(Sourced from internet)
xin chun dao chu jie hao
New Year is coming,
jia jia hu hu dou re nao
And each household is bustling.
tie chun lian fang bian pao
Red couplet pasting and firecracker spluttering,
jia jia hu hu gan zuo jiao
Every family hurries to make dumplings.
xiao di di xiao…


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What Comes After Spring Festival ? A Guide to a Few Spring Holidays

April 16, 2018

Chinese New Year is over, the firecrackers in the streets have finally died down, and everyone is back to daily life. But the party doesn’t end there! What about some of China’s holidays that come after the big festival? Here’s a guide to a few big events that are…


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Daily Life Humans of Xizhou Spring Festival

Canines of Xizhou: Dog Year Woof Woof

March 6, 2018

Gou Nian Wang Wang
Dog Year Woof Woof
In honor of this new year, allow me to introduce you to some of Xizhou’s finest canines:

When I was just a small fluffy puppy.

I fit into a pillowcase. This is my old home, Yang Zhuo Ran.

Now I’m all grown up.

Here’s me at home,…


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Finding Family: Spring Festival at the Linden Centre

February 23, 2018

As a child growing up in New York City, my exposure to the extravaganza that is “Chinese New Year,” “Lunar New Year,” or “Spring Festival” occurred in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Every winter, my parents would take me down to Chinatown where there invariably would be a lion dance then a…


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Celebrating the New Year Far From Home: A Video Interview of Four Xizhou Residents

February 7, 2018

This is the first in a series of articles Kitty and I will be posting this month about Spring Festival and the Xizhou community.

As Spring Festival approaches, there seems to be a resurgence of energy in Xizhou. Having gotten through the quietest part of the year, the town…

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