intersection 01.23.19

Chinese Dossier
Every Person in New York

On Sunday, February 17, celebrate the Lunar New Year, the year of the pig. The parade kicks off at 1pm, Mott and Canal.

The Firecracker Ceremony (to ward off evil spirits) happens February 5, 11am, in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

At Flushing Town Hall, the Red Envelope Show features artwork from a variety of artists taking their cue from the celebratory envelopes used during Lunar New Year.

The work of Thomas Holton, Annie Ling, and An Rong Xu comprise Interior Lives at Museum of the City of New York, documenting the lives of Chinese New Yorkers. And a show of the same name at Museum of Chinese in America showcases photographs of Chinese Americans in the 1980s by Bud Glick.

The revered writer Cixin Liu, best known for The Three-Body Problem, is in the news for The Wandering Earth, a movie (which may become China's first sci-fi blockbuster) based on a Liu story. Watch the trailer here. Out February 8.

The fourth annual China Economic Forum at Asia Society takes place tomorrow, January 24, discussing Rebuilding or Decoupling: China-U.S. Financial Relations at a Crossroads. [Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images]

A Complete Map of the World: The Eighteenth-century Convergence of China and Europe opens February 5 at Asia Society, considering the cultural consequences of this convergence.

The Day the Sun Died is the new novel by esteemed writer Yan Lianke, the story of a Chinese village that undergoes a disturbing phenomenon one night. Check out the New Yorker profile from last fall.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.


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