The Lunar New Year, which starts Jan. 22 and ends Feb. 5 this year, is among the most celebrated holiday seasons on earth, with diverse cuisines, crafts, customs and numerous nations enjoying festivities. Learn about the holiday festival and those who partake by exploring this list!
Drawing on the myth of the Chinese zodiac, The Animals of Chinese New Year follows twelve animals as they speed across a river, competing to represent the coming new year in a race held by the Jade Emperor, the most powerful Chinese god. Ages 0-2.
Count out twelve ways to celebrate Lunar New Year! This cheery title celebrates tradition, culture, and family in the lead-up to Lunar New Year. Ages 3-7.
Snow is coming soon, so Rabbit needs to find food fast. Just in time, a turnip turns up, and a second one, too. Who in the woods wouldn't want to tuck away an extra turnip for the long winter? Not Rabbit. He chooses a different path and starts a wave of generosity that spreads among all his forest friends. Ages 3-7.
Tomorrow is New Year's Day follows a little girl sharing the fun customs of Seolla — the Korean Lunar New Year — with her classmates. She will show her classmates her colourful hanbok, demonstrate how to do sebae, and then everyone will make tasty tteokguk in the cooking room. Ages 4-8.
Follow Mulan in this special Lunar New Year story that captures the unique sense of magic, imagination, and possibility surrounding the holiday! Ages 6-8.
The Story Of China: The Epic History Of A World Power From The Middle Kingdom To Mao And The China Dream by Michael Wood
Michael Wood has travelled the length and breadth of China, producing a work that combines a sweeping narrative of China's story with the stories of its people, the history of its landscape and commentary from his extensive travel journals. This is a great entry point into China for the general reader.
A comprehensive, contemporary portrait of China's culinary landscape and the geography and history that has shaped it, with more than 300 recipes. Vaulting from ancient taverns near the Yangtze River to banquet halls in modern Taipei, All Under Heaven is the first cookbook in English to examine all 35 cuisines of China.
Descending Dragon, Rising Tiger chronicles the vast sweep of Vietnam’s tumultuous history, from the Bronze Age to the present day, to lay out the first English-language account of the full story of the Vietnamese people. This title will give readers a wider understanding of Vietnam and its culture beyond the twentieth century.