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.
Q&A: Finding a rich vein of humor in China’s past
"China in the early 20th century — my book’s focus — was, to put it mildly, a rough-and-tumble place,” says Christopher Rea of his new book, The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China. He also sees connections to the present day, despite the repression, in how the public responds to media, how wordplay remains popular and how joking communities form.
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