August 2015

七夕節快樂! (Qīxì jié kuàilè) Happy Qixi Festival!

We hope you all have a lovely 七夕節 (Qīxì jié)!

七夕節 (Qīxì jié), also known as 乞巧節 (Qǐqiǎo jié), falls on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. The festival celebrates the love story of the cowherd 牛郎 (niúláng) and the Weaving Maid 織女 (zhīnǚ). The myth of the Cowherd and the Weaving Maid 牛郎與織女 (niú láng yú zhī nǚ) is considered one of the Four Classic Chinese Folktales.  

The story begins in heaven where the Weaving Maid 織女 (zhīnǚ) (also known as the star Vega) and the Cowherd 牛郎 (niúláng) (also known as the...

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Mo Yan as Storyteller: A Conversation with Chinese writer and Nobel laureate Mo Yan in Dialogue with Ha Jin

Happy Friday!

For those of you who missed the interview of Chinese author and Nobel laureate Mo Yan reflecting on his creative process and the work of sharing Chinese stories with a global audience, joined by novelist Ha Jin for a conversation on their work and its reception, moderated by Professor David Der-wei Wang, see below:

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