On Friday, January 27, 2023, UNC Greensboro’s Chinese Studies Program hosted its annual Chinese Spring Festival in the EUC Auditorium.
This festival welcomed the Year of the Rabbit, a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture, and paid homage to Lunar New Year traditions across Asia.
Performances demonstrated Tibetan dance, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu. Presentations discussed the history of Chinese costume, cuisine, and more.
At booth tables throughout the area, guests could practice Chinese calligraphy and paper folding, learn about the Zodiac, and sample cuisine including dim sum.
This event was free and open to the public as well as all UNCG students.
“Our hope is that activities like the Chinese Spring Festival can help all people, and especially younger generations, grow up in a more harmonious environment with less misunderstanding between cultures,” said Dr. Meiqing Sun, coordinator of UNCG’s Chinese Studies program and the event’s lead organizer.
The event was sponsored by the Kohler Grant, UNCG’s Global Village, and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Photos from the Chinese Spring Festival
Story by Elizabeth Keri, College of Arts & Sciences
Photography by Sean Norona, University Communications
Videography by Grant Evan Gilliard, University Communications