The Year of Mouse has not been a year that any of us will forget in a hurry. As the Chinese saying becoming viral in social media these days goes, the Year of the Mouse was far from easy, yet the Year of the Ox will turn things around (2020实‘鼠’不易，2021‘牛’转乾坤). So, a very big Happy Niu (New) Year to you all!
We welcome the Year of the Ox and consider the themes of remembrance and resilience. We are all feeling distanced from loved ones at this time and our resilience is being tested by the continued disruption to both our routines, as well as our engagement with our passions, environments and fellow humans. Chinese New Year is a time that we choose to celebrate cultural diversity in what is, fortunately for us at Queen’s, a distinctly multi-cultural university campus.
|13.00-14.00||CNY Workshop – The joy of Chinese paper crafts |
|10.00-12.00||Launch of CNY celebrations (with online cultural performances)|
Invited talk – Great Books of China
(Dr Frances WOOD)
|13.00-14.00||Birdwatching and nature-lover communities in China (Xiaomin LIU & Yan WANG)||Register|
|13.00-14.00||Transition from international student to staff members at Queen’s (Qingying LIN)||Register|
|13.00-14.00||Metaphors of emotion in Chinese and English|
|13.00-14.00||Comparison of British and Chinese regulations on facial recognition technology (Te LI)||Register|
|13.00-14.00||Writing a postgraduate research project – common issues arising from Chinese students (Ibrar BHATT)||Register|
|13.00-14.00||The sun and China’s solar observatories |
|13.00-14.00||Supporting international students – an intercultural perspective (Aisling O’BOYLE and Xuezi HAN)||Register|
|13.00-14.00||Partnership development with Chinese universities (Yan JIN, Che Cameron, Ryan Rolt, and Vincent McKenna)||Register|
|13.00-14.00||ArtEast Panel Discussion – The joy of women artists with brush pens during lockdown (ArtEast Club members)||Register|
How to join
These events will all be hosted online using MS Teams. For Queen’s students and staff members, this can be accessed from Teams > QUB Chinese LIG, where event links will be shared as scheduled. For participants outside Queen’s, registration is required in order to grant access as a guest. Please click each of the events in the programme for registration.
For participants who want to send us their CNY greetings, thoughts and proposals or suggestions for topics, please use the comment box below.