Lunar New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important holiday celebrated in many Asian countries, including China, Japan, and South Korea. Our video editor Jia Guo filmed the festivities in the coastal city of Qingdao at the start of the Year of the Rooster. For more on the Spring Festival TV Gala, see our review of this year's program.
Book review: Peter Ho Davies’s ‘The Fortunes’ tracks the frustrations of Chinese assimilation in the U.S., from the mid-1800s to today
"'The Fortunes' is powerful as a chronicle of perpetual frustration, as each new generation grows aware of the arbitrary line between margin and mainstream," writes Hua Hsu. "All four stories are about assimilation—but to what? These characters go from fumbling through English to mastering it to speaking for themselves, but anxieties remain."
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