Lunar New Year Celebration

2017 Lunar New Year Celebration

On January 27th, 2017 the Department of Asian Studies will be hosting our annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Come to the Asian Centre and participate in fun activities that will celebrate the cultures of China and Korea. Save the date and stay tuned for more details.

Friday, January 27th, 2017
10:30am – 4:30pm
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
Free and open to the public

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2016 Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year Update

On Friday, February 5th, the Department of Asian Studies held its annual Lunar New Year Celebration, a joyous opportunity for learners of Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean to demonstrate their language skills through songs, stories, talk shows and comical performances.

Lunar New Year 1

The event started with opening remarks from Dr. Ross King, Head of Asian Studies Department, Mr Changxue Yu, the Education Consul of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver, Dr. Anna Kindler, Former Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Academic of UBC and Student of CHIN101, and Dr. Christopher Rea, Director, Centre of Chinese Research.

Lunar New Year 2

With the tradition of an opening lion dance, more than 250 student performers from different levels of CHIN, CNTO, and KORN classes participated in 18 different performances. The whole performance ended with a small concert by the UBC Chinese Music Club.

Lunar New Year 3

Asian Studies also joined the UBC Equity and Inclusion Office to celebrate the Lunar New Year in conjunction with the UBC centennial at the Nest. Instructors, TAs and volunteers from the Chinese and Korean language programs organized different cultural activities for UBC students. Activities included making Korean paper crafts, writing Chinese calligraphy, tying Chinese knots, paper cutting and seal carving. More than 350 students participated in the activities.

Lunar New Year 4

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2015 Lunar New Year Celebration

The Department of Asian Studies presents their Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration, a joyous opportunity for heritage and non-heritage learners to demonstrate their Chinese language skills through songs, stories and comical performances.

Friday, February 13th, 2015
10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, UBC
Free and open to the public

Schedule of Events

Main Event 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • UBC Library's 100th Anniversary Cake-Cutting Ceremony
  • Lion Dance
  • Student Performances

$2 Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30 pm *while limited quantities last

  • Chinese Food
  • UBC Library's 100th Anniversary Cake

Cultural Booths 12:30 pm - 3:30pm

  • Korean Traditional Games
  • Calligraphy & Seal Engraving
  • Chinese Knots & Paper Crafts
  • Eating for Prosperity

Lunar New Year Celebration Display 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

2014 Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

The Department of Asian Studies presents their Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration, a joyous opportunity for heritage and non-heritage learners to demonstrate their Chinese language skills through songs, stories and comical performances.

 

Friday, February 7th, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Asian Centre, UBC, 1871 West Mall (map)
Free & open to the public

With opening remarks from the Education Consul of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver, and local MLA David Eby, the main event will be a spectacular celebration of Chinese culture with performances from professional Lion Dancers, UBC students and the UBC Chinese Ensemble. In conjunction with the main event, we will also offer Chinese cultural activities for everyone to enjoy and participate in. Activities include writing Chinese calligraphy, creating paper crafts, tying Chinese knots and wearing traditional costumes. UBC’s Asian Library will also be holding events such as the Beautiful China Photo Exhibition and Knowing 360 Jobs in Old China from Cigarette Cards.

Schedule of Associated Events:

Main Event 10:00 am – 12:45 pm

  • Lion Dance
  • Student Performances
  • UBC Chinese Ensemble

Lunch 12:45 pm

Cultural Booths 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Write Calligraphy
  • Wear Chinese Traditional Costumes & Take Photos
  • Tie Chinese Knots & Make Paper Crafts

Asian Library Events 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Beautiful China Photo Exhibition in collaboration with the Consulate General of PRC Vancouver
  • Exhibition: Knowing 360 Jobs in Old China from Cigarette Cards
  • Lecture by Li Desheng on “Cigarette cards and Chinese Customs” (2:00pm)
  • Treasure hunt

Asian Book Sale 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

 Schedule of Asian Library Events >>

2013 Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

Asian Studies and The Institute of Asian Research welcomed “the year of the snake” on Friday, February 8, 2013. The 10th Annual Chinese Lunar New Year festival included lion dance performances, UBC Chinese language students performances and a complimentary lunch at the Asian Centre.

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