Trinity Celebrates Chinese New Year
Posted on 30 January 2017
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Trinity College Dublin’s front façade was lit up red to welcome in the Year of the Rooster. HE Dr Yue Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, Fei Huang, Chinese Embassy, Brendan Carr, Lord Mayor of Dublin, and Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland joined Professor Juliette Hussey, Trinity’s Vice-President for Global Relations at the lighting.
As part of the celebrations, Trinity Centre for Asian Studies hosted a public lecture on Monday 30 January comprising three short talks by Trinity academics, each tackling an aspect of China or Chinese related to the theme of the rooster.
Dr Adrian Tien spoke on ‘What the “rooster” means to Chinese: the linguistic and cultural evidence’, Dr Isabella Jackson spoke on ‘Years of the Rooster through the Twentieth Century’, while Dr Heidi Wang-Kaeding addressed ‘Years of the Rooster and the Environment’. The lecture takes places in the Trinity Long Room Hub at 6.30pm.
This event was part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.
Other Dublin Chinese New Year Festival related public lectures are:
Tuesday 31 January - ‘Chinese eating and drinking: A linguistic and cultural perspective’ by Dr Adrian Tien. Neill Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, 6.30pm - 8pm.
Monday 6 February. ‘ A century of Years of the Rooster: Vignettes of a changing China’ by Dr Isabella Jackson. Neill Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, 6.30pm - 8pm.
Thursday 9 February. ‘How do we connect Years of the Rooster to environmental protection in the People’s Republic of China and why does it matter? ‘by Dr Heidi Ningkang Wang-Kaeding. Neill Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, 6.30pm - 8pm.
Pictured above are: Fei Huang, Chinese Embassy; Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland; Brendan Carr, Lord Mayor of Dublin; H.E. Dr Yue Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland; and Prof Juliette Hussey, Vice-President for Global Relations, Trinity College Dublin