Decoding the Year of the Monkey with the Chinese Almanac

Sat, Jan 30, 2016 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Admission: $20/Adults; $18/Students & Seniors; $8/MOCA Members

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What does the Year of the Monkey hold in store? Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith (co-authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac) return to decode the almanac’s predictions for 2016 and share a range of New Year’s traditions that bring positive energy into the household. Each participant will receive a free copy of the Pocket Chinese Almanac (valued at $7).

Joanna C. Lee is a recovering pianist with a doctorate in musicology from Columbia University. A former Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong, she has served as translator for such luminaries as former US President Jimmy Carter and Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan.

Ken Smith writes about Asian arts and culture for the Financial Times and other publications. He is the author of Fate! Luck! Chance! Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace and the Making of The Bonesetter’s Daughter Opera (Chronicle Books) and Talking about Music (Beijing Normal University Press).

The authors divide their time between Hong Kong and New York and have been artistic advisors to a wide array of cultural projects, including David Henry Hwang’s bilingual Broadway play Chinglish. They used the almanac to set their wedding date.