Friday, February 16, 2018

Celebrating Chinese New Year!

February 16th marks the Chinese New Year: the Year of the Dog. China has had an illustrious past with over 4,000 years of recorded history. 

... Red is considered lucky
... Ice-cream, gunpowder & silk all originated in China
... 1 in 5 people live in China, that’s 1.3 billion people!

As the Chinese proverb says, may you live in interesting times. Or at the very least... may you read some interesting books!

Chinese literature
·                     Balzac and thelittle Chinese seamstress
·                     My life asemperor
·                     The bonesetter’sdaughter
·                     The lily theatre
·                     Farewell myconcubine [DVD]

Travel in China
·                     Red dust: a paththrough China
·                     China (Lonely Planet)

Chinese culture
·                     The art of war
·                     Mao: the unknownstory
·                     Ken Hom’sChinese cookery
·                     China and theglobal economy

Dublin celebrates the Chinese New Year in style this year. See what’s happening here:

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