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Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!  Today marks the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Goat.   We hope our international students enjoy the occasion and celebrate in style. The Chinese zodiac comprises twelve animals: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster,

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The curious incident of the Assistant Faculty Librarian for Business and CCI

In my capacity as Assistant Librarian for Business and CCI, you may think that ‘never the twain shall meet’.  With a background in corporate business and a lifelong interest in cultural/creative industries I was lucky to be offered the job

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农历新年

Today marks the start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon. In China, New Year is also known as the Spring Festival. Here are some articles about Chinese New Year: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_(zodiac) And some recipies for Chinese dishes! http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/cuisines/chinese

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China

Today, Thing of the Day is at another Cultural Awareness course, this time discussing working with Chinese Students. Here is a World Heritage site about the Terracotta Warriors that were exhibited at the British Museum a few years ago in

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a Chinese story

TOTD has long had a fascination with languages and this delight is a story in Chinese in which every syllable is prounced ‘shi’.  With different tones of course.  If any Chinese speakers would like to drop by the office and

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Chinese Map

A Chinese map dating back to 1602 has been unearthed recently showing China in the centre of the world and also includes the Americas and most of Europe (but not the British Isles!) Here are a couple of websites with

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Chinese New Year

Happy New Year to any readers of TOTD who are celebrating the Year of the Ox. Have a bit of fun with your mouse here: http://www.chinapage.com/movemouse.html The burning of firecrackers is a traditional part of the celebration. This is what happens

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