RESCHEDULED: Maeve Brennan: From New York to Shanghai

Due to extreme weather conditions, this event at Literature Ireland has been rescheduled to Thu 22nd Mar. We apologise for any inconvenience.

As part of its Chinese New Year celebrations, Literature Ireland is pleased to present an evening in celebration of Maeve Brennan’s writing and its universal and enduring appeal from New York to Shanghai.

Declan Meade, publisher and editor of The Stinging Fly, which has republished two books by Maeve Brennan – The Springs of Affection (2016) and The Long-winded Lady (2017) – in recent years, will moderate a discussion between writer, editor, broadcaster and journalist Sinéad Gleeson and Literature Ireland–Trinity College Dublin Translator in Residence Yiming Jin.

Yiming Jin is the 2018 awardee of the residential bursary for literary translators co-awarded by Literature Ireland and the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation. Yiming will stay in Dublin until mid-May, working on her translation of Maeve Brennan’s short story collection The Springs of Affection: Stories of Dublin. Originally from Shanghai, Yiming was an assistant professor and lecturer in English at Fudan University (2006–2012), and recipient of the Fulbright FLTA grant (2010–2011), before she moved to the U.S. in 2012. She now lives in Savannah, Georgia, and is a doctoral fellow of Curriculum Studies at Georgia Southern University. She has translated works by writers including Shirley Jackson, A.B. Yehoshua, Stephen King, James Patterson, Robert Olen Butler, Arthur Golden and Diane Setterfield.

Sinéad Gleeson is an arts journalist and broadcaster. She presents The Book Show on RTÉ Radio, reports on RTÉ’s arts show The Works and writes for The Irish Times. She has published essays, stories and poems in Granta, Winter Papers, Gorse and Banshee, among others. She edited The Long Gaze Back (2015) and The Glass Shore (2016), anthologies of short fiction by Irish women writers. Her debut novel will be published by Picador in spring 2019.

MANHUA 漫画 – CHINESE COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP (for adults) (Fully Booked)

Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 through drawing and making your own comic book. This workshop is for anyone that loves drawing & storytelling!

Learn about the history of Chinese comic arts, manhua 漫画, from the Republican era through to today’s Communist China. Look at the work of the earliest manhua artists and that of contemporary creators. Make your own Manhua using the styles of Chinese manhua artists such as Feng Zikai 丰子恺, Zhang Leping 张乐平 & Zhang Bin 张彬 (Benjamin) using pencils, bamboo brushes 毛笔 & ink 墨水.

 

Chinese and Irish Poetry and Song

To mark Chinese New Year, Literature Ireland is proud to present an evening of Chinese and Irish poetry and song.

Irish poets Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Harry Clifton will read from their poetry alongside the Chinese translators FangZhe and Lijing Peng. Musical accompaniment for the evening will be provided by Jiani Liu Doyle playing the guzheng Chinese harp.

Limited capacity, please book via info@literatureireland.com

Free Lecture: China in the Year of the Dog

This special Trinity Centre for Asian Studies public evening lecture celebrates the arrival of the Chinese Year of the Dog!

Monday 19 February 2018. 6.30pm, Neill Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub. Trinity Centre for Asian Studies Public Evening Lecture by Dr Adrian Tien, Dr Isabella Jackson and Dr Heid Ning Kang Wang-Kaeding, “China in the Year of Dog”. Join us for this special celebration of Chinese New Year!

Trinity’s academic staff in Chinese Studies will deliver a series of three mini-talks:

• Dogs are more than man’s best friend: the linguistic and cultural evidence (Adrian Tien)

• Leaping Dog: Plans for a Great Leap in the Year of the Dog sixty years ago (Isabella Jackson)

• Do Dogs have rights? Animal Rights Protection in China (Heid Ning Kang Wang-Kaeding).

Dogs are more than man’s best friend: the linguistic and cultural evidence
To Chinese, dogs are not just dogs and they are more than just man’s best friend. They are also chickens’ best buddies. In this presentation, we will examine a range of linguistic and cultural evidence which shed light on the reason why the canine should have come to occupy a significant place in the hearts of Chinese – whether or not they realised it.

Leaping Dog: Plans for a Great Leap in the Year of the Dog sixty years ago
China has experienced remarkable growth in recent decades. But this is not the first time the country has been ambitious for dramatic and rapid economic and industrial expansion. In 1958, China launched a plan to equal Britain’s industrial output, double steel production, and apply industrial approaches to agriculture. Favourable weather produced a good harvest that summer, but with labourers diverted to back-yard steel furnaces, crops were unfortunately left to rot in the fields or devoured by pests. This marked the beginning of the largest famine in human history. In this lecture, Dr Jackson will examine the origins and consequences of this most ambitious project.

Do Dogs have rights? Animal Rights Protection in China
This lecture looks at the development of animal rights protection in China. In the lecture, Dr Wang-Kaeding will begin with the debate of animal rights in China with a particular highlight of the cultural dimension. The lecture will then examine the role of government and social organisations in the movement to raise awareness of animal rights in China. We conclude with a reflection of the challenges of the campaign of animal rights protection.

(ISL interpretation available on request, please contact TCAS at tcas@tcd.ie by 12 February.)

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum – Mandarin Tours

Experience Irish history, culture and people with special Mandarin guided tours of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Discover the influence the Irish have had on the world and explore our connections to communities both near and far in this top-rated digital museum.

Chinese Lantern and Family EPIC Tour

EPIC will be offering a free children’s Chinese lantern painting workshop with any regular family ticket purchase.

Alice’s Chinese Food Tour – Extra Date!

Learn about authentic Cantonese food, language and culture Dublin has to offer. You’ll learn about and eat some Hong Kongstyle BBQ, the history and etiquette of the traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch (aka Yum Chai), a tour of an Asian supermarket and a stop of Hong Kong style street food.

Lion and Unicorn Dance Performance

Whilst enjoying a lunar feast on Parnell Street on Saturday 17th of February, don’t be surprised if you encouter a special visit by Lion Dancers between 6pm – 9pm!

DOG LIFE-DRAWING CLASS (FULLY BOOKED)

This class is fully booked. To find out more about workshops at A4 Sounds, please click here. For more info on life-drawing classes at A4 sounds, please click here.

Draw me like one of your French Bulldogs… Join Eimhin McNamara of Paper Panther Productions for a life-drawing class with a twist – the models being sketched are of the canine variety! Aspiring artists of all abilities welcomed. Materials are provided.

Dublin Lights Up Red for Chinese New Year!

For the third year, a number of buildings and sites across Dublin will be lighting up red to welcome Chinese New Year. Among those lighting up will be:

  • Dublin City Hall
  • The Mansion House
  • Dublin Convention Centre
  • The National Concert Hall
  • The Civic Offices in Wood Quay
  • The Westin Hotel
  • Carmichael House
  • St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre
  • Sin É
  • Guinness Storehouse Dublin
  • Meeting House Square
THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF IRISH DOGS

The Year of the Dog offers a great opportunity to reflect on the role of ‘man’s best friend’ in Irish society, as well as Chinese. At this special event, writer of The Curious History of Irish Dogs David Blake Knox will shed light on the nine breeds of dog native to Ireland and the unique roles that each have played in Irish history. Blake Knox will be joined by Dublinbased Chinese artist Angela Wang, who will created live illustrations inspired by the talk.”

Chinese New Year at Kildare Village

Kildare Village, nestled within landscaped grounds with an authentic village atmosphere, is the perfect luxury shopping destination and promises a great day out.

You will find it difficult to resist temptation, with 100 boutiques, including Prada, Moncler and Coach, offering up to 60% off the recommended retail price all year around.

Also, enjoy a jam-packed programme of Chinese New Year celebrations at Kildare Village between 11am – 5pm on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 of February:

Kildare Village will come alive with an explosion of colour and music as  Dragon and Lion dance performers parade through the Village to celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year.

Visitors will also be able to savour some delicious authentic Chinese street food with Bite of China by Green Dragon Well. Taking inspiration from Shanghai and New York’s Chinatown, enjoy increasingly popular Chinese Bubble Tea, green teas, candied fruit skewers, dumplings, bao buns and noodles.

Kildare Village are delighted to welcome traditional sugar painting artist Huang Hongmei from Shanghai, who will offer visitors to the Village a rare opportunity to witness and sample the traditional Chinese form of folk art of sugar painting.  Mrs Huang Hongmei uses hot, liquid sugar to create intricate two-dimensional figures. The paintings are edible, but some consider them too good to eat!

On Sunday, as a special highlight, Kildare Village customers can find out what the Year of the Dog has in store with Hong Kong-born Chinese Astrology expert Ting-Foon Chik. Foon will be providing personalised ’four pillars’ horoscope readings for visitors, offering insights into what to expect in the year ahead!

Thinking of taking up an Eastern-inspired activity in 2018? Throughout the weekend, visitors will be able to enjoy demonstrations in Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Kungfu.

There will be lots of fun ways to welcome the Year of the Dog, with children’s craft workshops led by Chinese artist Angela Wang and face-painters from Dublin Body Paint transforming younger Kildare Village visitors into their favourite animal from the Chinese Zodiac!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

  • 11am-4pm: Personalised horoscope readings from  Hong Kong-born Chinese Astrology expert Ting-Foon Chik Foon.
  • 1pm-4pm Kildare Village will come alive with an explosion of colour and music as Dragon and Lion dance performers parade through the Village to celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year.
  • 11am-5pm: Traditional sugar painting by artist Huang Hongmei will offer guests to the Village a rare opportunity to witness and sample the traditional Chinese form of folk art of sugar painting. The paintings are edible, but some consider them too good to eat!
  • 11am-5pm: Face-painting from Dublin Body Paint  – choose your favourite animal from the Chinese Zodiac!
  • 1.30-17.00 Lantern making workshop led by Chinese Angela Wang

Sunday, 25 February 2018

  • 1pm-4pm: Kildare Village will come alive with an explosion of colour and music as  Dragon and Lion dance performers parade through the Village to celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year.
  • 11am-5pm: Traditional sugar painting by artist Huang Hongmei will offer guests to the Village a rare opportunity to witness and sample the traditional Chinese form of folk art of sugar painting. The paintings are edible, but some consider them too good to eat!
  • 11am-5pm: Face-painting from Dublin Body Paint  – choose your favourite animal from the Chinese Zodiac!
  • 1.30-17.00: Calligraphy workshop led by Chinese artist Angela Wang
A BITE OF CHINA AT KILDARE VILLAGE

A tasty pop-up Chinese street food collaboration with Kildare Village and Green Dragon Well restaurant, ‘A Bite of China’ will arrive in Kildare Village on Wednesday February 7th.

Staying for two months, this uniquely tasty collaboration will have you craving the scrumptious treats and variety of foods on offer including dumplings, bao buns, noodles, Chinese bubble tea, green teas and fruit skewers.

Taking its inspiration from Shanghai and Chinatown in New York, the pop-up is open 7 days a week. Visit kildarevillage.com for the latest information on this special creation.

Also, enjoy a jam-packed programme of Chinese New Year celebrations at Kildare Village between 11am – 5pm on Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 of February. Full information can be found here.

RESCHEDULED: THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF IRISH DOGS

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 5TH OF MARCH.

The Year of the Dog offers a great opportunity to reflect on the role of ‘man’s best friend’ in Irish society, as well as Chinese. At this special event, writer of The Curious History of Irish Dogs David Blake Knox will shed light on the nine breeds of dog native to Ireland and the unique roles that each have played in Irish history. Blake Knox will be joined by Dublin-based Chinese artist Angela Wang, who will created live illustrations inspired by the talk.”

Rock Dog (2017) (WAITLIST ONLY)

Presented by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Ireland and the Ireland China Culture and Arts Association

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff Bodi, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: he wants to be a rock’n’roll star.

Defying his father’s wishes, Bodi leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting in motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Based on a graphic novel by real-life Chinese rockstar Zheng Jun, ‘Rock Dog’ is an action-packed Korean/Chinese co-production, perfect for younger viewers.

Tall Tail
For dog lovers young and old (Suitable for 9-99 yr olds​)

Sometimes life on the streets can be lonely but Here-Boy has his best friend for company. Tall Tail is a story about being found. A musical adventure with singing, storytelling and stargazing.

Produced by: ALSA Productions
Written + Directed by: Al Dalton
Dramaturgy by Sadhbh Barrett Coakley
Performed by: James de Burca
Music by: Conor Clancy + Beka Ruane
Artwork by: Liam Cuthbert

Presented by Smock Allies : Scene + Heard 2018

Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog

Explore patterns with artist Barbara O’Connell and create your own stamp to design motifs inspired by Chinese prints. Drop in free family workshop. No booking required although numbers may be limited.

POSTPONED: 2018 IRISH CONFUCIUS CUP: GO & CHINESE CHESS TOURNAMENT

The chess tournament this weekend is postponed to later this year due to severe weather conditions. There will be some players who already made their trips to Dublin playing friendly matches at the Gresham hotel tomorrow and Sunday.

The Irish Go Association, and the Irish Chinese Chess Association in association with The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland are pleased to present the 2018 Irish Confucius Cup.

Game gurus will compete across three tournaments: The Rapid Go Tournament, The Confucius Cup Go Tournament & The Confucius Cup Chinese Chess Tournament.

Not familiar with these popular Chinese games? Come watch the masters in action!

Year of the DOG Sports Tournaments

Presented by Dublin City Council in association with Emerald Media and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association.

Join us in celebrating the sporty nature of the Earth Dog by taking part in our annual sport tournaments celebrating some of China’s best-loved sports. Prizes will be awarded on the day and make sure to bring along friends and families to come along! To take part please contact info@0086.ie to book yourself in.

足球 Soccer
Irishtown Sports Stadium, Ringsend, D4 | Sat 10 Feb | 10:00 – 13:00

篮球 Basketball
Aughrim Street Sports Centre Hall, Stoneybatter, D7 |  Sun 11 Feb  |09:00 – 17:00

羽毛球 Badminton
Terenure Badminton Centre, 12 Whitehall Rd, Terenure, D12 | Sun 25 Feb | 09:00 – 17:00

MANHUA 漫画 – CHINESE COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP (for adults) (Fully Booked)

Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 through drawing and making your own comic book. This workshop is for anyone that loves drawing & storytelling!

Learn about the history of Chinese comic arts, manhua 漫画, from the Republican era through to today’s Communist China. Look at the work of the earliest manhua artists and that of contemporary creators. Make your own Manhua using the styles of Chinese manhua artists such as Feng Zikai 丰子恺, Zhang Leping 张乐平 & Zhang Bin 张彬 (Benjamin) using pencils, bamboo brushes 毛笔 & ink 墨水.

 

MANHUA 漫画 – CHINESE COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP (Ages 12 – 17)

Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 through drawing and making your own comic book. This workshop is for anyone that loves drawing & storytelling!

Approach the basics of comic book making or improve your art! We will be using pencils, ink and colour.

MANHUA 漫画 – CHINESE COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP (Ages 4 – 12) (Fully Booked)

Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 through drawing and making your own comic book. This workshop is for anyone that loves drawing & storytelling!

Approach the basics of comic book making while learning about famous Chinese comic books such as the Three Kingdoms 三国志.

CANCELLED: WORKSHOP FOR TEENS: TAI CHI WITH CHING XU (Ages 15-17)

Due to severe weather conditions, Chester Beatty Library will remain closed on Sat 3 March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Let’s get together and focus. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, great for balancing body and mind. Slow, continuous movements and deep breathing allow us to focus our thoughts while building strength and coordination.

CANCELLED: WORKSHOP FOR TEENS: TAI CHI WITH CHING XU (Ages 12-15)

Due to severe weather conditions, Chester Beatty Library will remain closed on Sat 3 March. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Let’s get together and focus. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, great for balancing body and mind. Slow, continuous movements and deep breathing allow us to focus our thoughts while building strength and coordination.

MINDFULNESS: CHINESE INK PAINTING WORKSHOP (FULLY BOOKED)

This Chinese New Year, join artist Hoi Shan Mak and paint with ink and rice paper. This fast yet precise technique helps participants focus on the experiences occurring in the present moment. Learn how to paint a fish, a lotus or an old man. Suitable for all levels.

CHINESE ART FAMILY WORKSHOP WITH CHUN ZHU WANG

Learn more about the Chinese New Year festivities, and about the year of the dog in this drawing workshop with artist Chun Zhu Wang. Participants may arrive at any time up to 1.10pm. They may be asked to wait before a place is allocated. All materials provided. Suitable for families with children of all ages.

SYMBOLISM IN CHINESE ART – DRAWING & PAINTING WORKSHOP (5 WEEK COURSE) (Fully Booked)

Join artist and China scholar Heather Gray for five fascinating workshops inspired by symbolism in Chinese art. Explore five common categories of symbols – birds 鸟, flowers 花, animals 动物, insects 昆虫, and dragons 龙. Learn about the meanings behind the images and create your own work using traditional bamboo brushes 毛笔, ink sticks 墨, ink stones 砚, and paper 纸.

CHINESE MODERNIST PAINTINGS

Celebrate Chinese New Year and contemporary Chinese art with this painting workshop on such themes as Chinese architecture in the style of Chinese formalism. Participants will explore Western influences on traditional Chinese art and create ink paintings inspired by this great artistic movement.

DOG COSTUME ART WORKSHOP

All materials included, ages 4 – 12 yrs.

Become a gou 狗( dog) at our special dog costume workshop! Make felt paws and floppy ears, then we will paint your face to complete your transformation! Celebrate the year of the dog at The Tara Building for a barking good time!

CHINESE NEW YEAR FAMILY WORKSHOP (Fully Booked)

Celebrate the year of the dog with special art workshop for families at the National Museum of Ireland. All art materials provided.

HOW LUCKY ARE YOU? (FULLY BOOKED)

Make your own Lucky Red Envelope full of good wishes and decorate it with the Chinese character “Fu” 福, meaning luck. Artist, Hoi Shan Mak will teach you how to write the symbol using gold paint. Ages 6-11.

DOG LIFE-DRAWING CLASS (FULLY BOOKED)

This class is fully booked. To find out more about workshops at A4 Sounds, please click here. For more info on life-drawing classes at A4 sounds, please click here.

Draw me like one of your French Bulldogs… Join Eimhin McNamara of Paper Panther Productions for a life-drawing class with a twist – the models being sketched are of the canine variety! Aspiring artists of all abilities welcomed. Materials are provided.

SCROLL-MAKING WORKSHOP (Fully Booked)

Chinese-Dutch artist, Hoi Shan Mak, will guide us through the process as we create one large scroll featuring 50 loving and playful dogs for Chester Beatty’s birthday. Ages 12 – 17.

YEAR OF THE DOG TOUR (family tour)

Come along to these specially-themed public tours celebrating dogs featured in Gallery’s collection, and also on scenes of celebration in Western Art.

YEAR OF THE DOG TOUR

Come along to these specially-themed public tours celebrating dogs featured in Gallery’s collection, and also on scenes of celebration in Western Art.

Rescheduled: ASIA MARKET TASTING TOURS

Please note that this event will now take place on Thu 8th March, due to weather warnings.

Explore the recently revamped Asia Market store and take in the tastes, sights and delights of Chinese food and drinks on a special New Year’s tasting tour. Enjoy Chinese tea and Chinese New Year snacks on arrival, before embarking on a personalised tour of the store, including food sampling and nibbles, sake/wine tasting sampling, plus a goodie bag to bring home. For more information visit www.asiamarket.ie

ASIA MARKET TASTING TOURS (Fully booked)

Explore the recently revamped Asia Market store and take in the tastes, sights and delights of Chinese food and drinks on a special New Year’s tasting tour. Enjoy Chinese tea and Chinese New Year snacks on arrival, before embarking on a personalised tour of the store, including food sampling and nibbles, sake/wine tasting sampling, plus a goodie bag to bring home. For more information visit www.asiamarket.ie.

GUINNESS STOREHOUSE TOURS IN MANDARIN

Discover the history of “The Black Stuff” and learn how to craft the perfect pint during special Mandarin tours of the Guinness Storehouse. Save more than 50% on the standard price when you pre-book your tour by: calling the reservations team at 01 471 2544 or by emailing info@guinnesstorehouse.com (Strictly over 18 years only).

ASIAN FLAVOURS ON A LAZY BIKE

Curious about Dublin’s surprising connections to China? Intrigued by the history of the city’s so-called Chinatown region? Join us for a fun and informative tour, exploring Chinese influences and flavours in cosmopolitan Dublin.

We promise fascinating nuggets of information at each stop and maybe even a few tasty morsels along the way. Eye-catching electric bikes will be provided by the Lazy Bike Tour Company, known for providing unique guided tours of Dublin City

ASIAN FLAVOURS ON A LAZY BIKE (FULLY BOOKED)

Curious about Dublin’s surprising connections to China? Intrigued by the history of the city’s so-called Chinatown region? Join us for a fun and informative tour, exploring Chinese influences and flavours in cosmopolitan Dublin. We promise fascinating nuggets of information at each stop and maybe even a few tasty morsels along the way. Eye-catching electric bikes will be provided by the Lazy Bike Tour Company, known for providing unique guided tours of Dublin City.

GALLIVANTING ASIAN GOURMET TOUR(Fully booked)

Come sample the variety of Asian cuisine on offer in Dublin! Culinarily curious diners are invited on a tour to three restaurants in the Parnell Street area, enjoying a delicious course at every stop, as well as learning about the particular cooking style and associated Chinese territory.

HOT POT NIGHT (Fully Booked)

Fed up with the chilly temperatures? Come gather with good company around a boiling broth! Sometimes referred to as ‘Chinese fondue’, hot pots are among the most popular meals in China. We’re delighted to have Alice Chau Ginguene provide a crash-course in concocting the perfect hot pot.

LUNAR FEASTS

Taste of Asia programme is presented in association with Carrolls Irish Gifts.

A wide array of Dublin’s restaurants are celebrating the Year of the Dog with special set menus especially for Chinese New Year. Try some tantalising dishes from a host of Chinese and Asian restaurants with everything from street food to fine dining!

Whilst enjoying a lunar feast on Saturday 17 of February don’t be surprised by a special visit by Lion Dancers at the following locations between 6pm – 9pm!

海兰江 Hilan Chinese & Korean Restaurant | 45 Capel St, D1 | T 01 874 8677
With a recently updated menu, this gem is a must for fans of Asian cuisine. Try the chef’s special Aromatic Lamb with Chili and Garlic sauce.

老湘好 Sichuan Chilli King Chinese Restaurant 100 Parnell St, D1 | T 01 878 3400
Delicious Xiang cuisine from the Hunan Province – the Seabass served on a hot stone is a speciality.

李记 Lee Kee | 100a Parnell St, D1 | T 01 567 1814
Quality Xiang style food and excellent value for money. Follow your meal with a song or two in the Karaoke room.

朋来超市 Peng Lai Supermarket | 101a Parnell St, D1
Preparing your very own special Lunar Year feast at home? Then make sure to get all your special ingredients from Peng Lai!

海底捞 Lao Hot Pot 102 | Parnell St, D1 | T 01 877 9666
Have an authentic Chinese experience with Lao’s speciality hot pots from the Sichuan and North East Chinese regions.

潮福城 Hanyang Court 103 Parnell St, D1
Barbeque and hot pot options with a Fu Jian twist. The Fu Qing noodles are a popular choice.

井冈山饭店 JoJo’s Chinese Restaurant 104 Parnell St, D1 | T 01 874 7957
Specialise in Northeastern Chinese cuisine food and traditional style hotspot…

巧面馆 Charming Noodle 105 Parnell St, D1 | T 01 872 9340
Into noodles? This is the place to be to get traditional and tasty soup noodles, Chow Mein, Noodle Mix (Warm or Cold), and other Chinese stir fry dishes.

食旺运 Shi Wang Yun Chinese Restaurant 106 Parnell St, D1 | T 01 874 9690
The chef’s family recipes makes this an especially authentic option for Chinese cuisine in Dublin!

盒饭 Wok Station 107 Parnell St, D1
In a hurry Wok Station is the ideal place to get some simple and quick hot food. And make sure to

RESCHEDULED: Alice’s Chinese Food Tour

Please note this event has been rescheduled to Sat Mar 10th, due to severe weather.

Learn about authentic Cantonese food, language and culture Dublin has to offer. You’ll learn about and eat some Hong Kong-style BBQ, the history and etiquette of the traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch (aka Yum Chai), a tour of an Asian supermarket and a stop of Hong Kong style street food.

CHINESE TEA CEREMONY (FULLY BOOKED)

Tea remains a central piece in the Asian cultures, especially in China where it first originated. This traditional Chinese ceremony will be a sensory exploration and appreciation, come and discover the art and philosophy of drinking tea

CHINESE NEW YEAR FOOD EXTRAVAGANZA

This food and drinks tasting extravaganza is free for all the family and a great opportunity to experience the full flavour of an authentic Chinese market. Visitors will be treated to exotic fruits, dumplings, flavoured oils, drinks, sweet treats, snacks and more during this two-day event. Special guests will be invited to tell stories on what Chinese New Year means to them, for everyone to experience. Visit www.asiamarket.ie for more info.

DUMPLING DAY

It’s a tradition in China during Chinese New Year to make dumplings with all the family. From the very young to the very old, everyone gets stuck in. To celebrate this lovely tradition, join the Asia Market team in store for a delicious Dumpling Day. Watch Mama Wong make the traditional savoury dumplings, learn how to wrap and make your own. Best of all, there will be lots of dumplings to try and taste! For more information, visit www.asiamarket.ie.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN : ORIGINS OF THE HEALING TAO SYSTEM (Fully booked)

At a time when when Tai Chi practice was confined to basements and martial arts found only in movies, grandmaster Mantak Chia came to the West and set up in Chinatown, NYC. From here, the Universal Healing Tao system was born, a bridge between East and West.

Ahead of his visit to Ireland in May 2018, we screen this 2013 documentary, featuring interviews with Master Chia and early spiritual seekers.

CHINA’S VAN GOGHS (2016)

Like many inhabitants in the village of Dafen, in Shenzhen, China, former peasant farmer Zhao Xiaoyong has mastered the skills to produce replicas of the Western canon’s famous paintings, especially the work of Vincent Van Gogh.

He longs to see the originals, so when an invitation from one of Zhao’s main clients sees him travel to Amsterdam to encounter his inspiration, he sets off on a journey that proves illuminating in unexpected ways.

SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (1948)

In the dark aftermath of World War II, a lonely but spirited woman finds the monotony of dealing with an ill husband overbearing. When her first love reappears on the scene, her world is turned upside-down. One of the greatest Chinese films ever made, this 1948 romantic drama is not to be missed. Mandarin with English subtitles.

THERE’S A STRONG WIND IN BEIJING (2000)

A unique opportunity to see the debut feature film from one of the most widely recognized directors from China’s “New Generation” of filmmakers, Ju Anqi. Filmed in Spring 1999, a gonzo camera crew roams the streets of China’s capital, asking random passersby, “Is the wind strong in Beijing?” This ambiguous question provokes a startling variety of responses that expose social and cultural anxieties within contemporary China.

PLATFORM (2000)

Young, idealistic members of a Chinese performing arts troupe confront the seismic social, economic and cultural transformation of 1980s China in Jia Zhang-Ke’s ambitious and visually arresting second feature. Set in the director’s native Fenyang in the Northern province of Shanxi, ‘Platform’ helped to establish Zhang-Ke’s reputation as ‘the most important filmmaker working in the world today’.

The screening will be introduced by Irish Times film critic Tara Brady and will be preceded by the programme launch for the 2018 Chinese Language Film Festival Ireland (2018愛爾蘭華 語電影節).

 

Rock Dog (2017) (Waitlist Only)

Supported by the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Ireland.

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff Bodi, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: he wants to be a rock’n’roll star.

Defying his father’s wishes, Bodi leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting in motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Based on a graphic novel by real-life Chinese rockstar Zheng Jun, ‘Rock Dog’ is an actionpacked Korean/Chinese co-production, perfect for younger viewers.

RESCHEDULED: THE BEST LAID PLANS…. THE YEAR OF THE DOG IN CHINA, 1958

Please note that this event has been rescheduled to Tue 13th March

Sixty years ago, in the Year of the Dog 1958, China launched the Second Five Year Plan with the ambition of equaling Britain’s industrial output, doubling steel production, and applying industrial approaches to agriculture. Favourable weather produced a good harvest that summer, but with labourers diverted to back-yard steel furnaces, crops were left to rot in the fields or devoured by pests. This marked the beginning of the largest famine in human history. In this lecture, Dr Jackson will examine the origins and consequences of this most ambitious project.

CANCELLED: THE JADE STONE OF ETERNITY: JADE IN CHINESE HISTORY & CULTURE

Please note that this event has been cancelled, due to weather warnings.

In China, there is a common expression ‘gold is valuable, but jade is priceless’. At this special lecture, curator of the Chinese collection at Sweden’s National Museums of World Culture, Michel Lee, discusses the fascinating history of the ornamental gemstone in Chinese culture.

RESCHEDULED: SINO-IRISH BUSINESS SEMINAR: EU-China Tourism Year – The Opportunity for Ireland

Please note that this event has been rescheduled to Wed 28 March.

Presented in Association with Ireland China Business Association & kindly sponsored by Arthur Cox.

With China now being the world’s largest outbound travel market, this Sino-Irish seminar will highlight the importance of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year and both the opportunities and challenges for Ireland. The seminar will focus on facilitating travel, improving connectivity, addressing specific needs of group tourism, fostering cultural understanding, over-coming language barriers and helping build partnerships between Irish and Chinese tourism enterprises. Speakers from both government bodies and private enterprise will highlight opportunities, identify what we need to do to attract visitors from this market and share their invaluable experiences.

CHINESE INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

China is a leader in the renewable energy sector and pioneers in the global trend of energy transformation. Join Dr Heidi Ning Kang Wang-Kaeding in tracing the development of Chinese investment in the renewable energy sectors and provide an overview of policies in relation to energy transformation. The purpose is to make sense of drivers behind China’s expansion in renewable energy and to understand how this initiative from the national government is observed at sub-national levels.

CHINESE NEW YEAR TRADITIONS

What is a red pocket? What is the significance of the lantern? What do the Chinese eat during their New Year celebrations? Join Professor Yan Yi Blake from the Irish Chinese Cultural Society and discover some of the traditions relating to the Chinese New Year Festival. A great opportunity to broaden your knowledge and deepen the cultural understanding of China and the Chinese New Year. Presented in association with Asia Market.

THE IMPACT OF CHINESE ARTS IN IRELAND

Presented by Crowley Millar Solicitors and Ireland China Culture & Arts Association.

This bi-lingual seminar will provide attendees with insight into the integration of Chinese Culture and Arts in Irish society. Media law expert Simon Carty will also give his unique view on the Entertainment industry, the potential for a cultural relationship between China and Ireland and various issues of concern to foreign artists.

FROM THE PADDY FIELD TO THE PALATE: CHINESE CULINARY TRADITION INTRODUCED

Chinese cuisine has consistently ranked as one of the world’s outstanding culinary traditions. In this lecture, Prof. Adrian Tien, Sam Lam Associate Professor in Chinese Studies (Linguistics) at Trinity College Dublin presents a simple yet in-depth introduction to the world of Chinese cuisine, examining selected cultural dimensions of this culinary tradition and especially focusing on words and phrases in the language that refer to or describe aspects of this tradition.

CHINA BUSINESS CULTURE: Communications & Marketing

Expanding your horizons to the Far East can be exciting and highly rewarding for both you and your business. Join us at this seminar offering insight into how to approach business in the Chinese marketplace, helping you to make lasting and fruitful working relationships.

Presentations will include: “Chinese Business Mind – How Chinese People Think About Business” with Alice Chau Ginguene; “How to Enter the World of Chinese Social Media” with Emerald Media; Gerard Corcoran, Huawei Senior Solutions Manager on “Smart Cities” and CEO Nicola Farronato from B-sm@rk on “Venezia Marco Polo: A #Destination Personality Research Focus on Chinese Tourists”.

 

09:30 -10:00 Registration

10:00 – 11:15 Chinese Business Mind – How do Chinese people think about business? An Introduction by Alice Chau Ginguene11:15 – 11:30 Coffee / Tea Break

11.30 – 12:15 Chinese Social Media with Emerald Media

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch with networking opportunities

13.00 – 14.00 Gerard Corcoran, Huawei Senior Solutions Manager on ‘On Smart Cities (Title to be Confirmed)’

14:00 – 15:00  CEO Nicola Farronato from B-sm@rk on ‘Venezia Marco Polo: A #DestinationPersonality Research Focus on Chinese Tourists’.

15:00 – 16:00 Workshop Labs – Chinese Social Media and Basic Business Mandarin

RESCHEDULED: FRIDAY LUNCH-TIME CHINESE CULTURE TALKS – Chinese Food as Medicine

Due to adverse weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Fri 16th March.

Join the Asia Market team for a series of informal panel discussions on the traditions and culture of Chinese New Year. Talks will explore the food, flavours and culture of Chinese New Year. Lunchtime snacks and samples will be served at each talk, which include a Q&A.

Join Lei Xue, qualified acupuncturist and associated Herbalist, to learn Chinese Food and Herbal Medicine. Find out how to preserve your health with preventative foods and medicine. What can you do to help yourself? Lei is a special friend of Asia Market, fluent in both English and Chinese, who has a lovely tranquil and calming presence. This promises to be both an educational and relaxing event.

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME CHINESE CULTURE TALKS – Chinese New Year Traditions

Join the Asia Market team for a series of informal panel discussions on the traditions and culture of Chinese New Year. Talks will explore the food, flavours and culture of Chinese New Year. Lunchtime snacks and samples will be served at each talk, which include a Q&A.

Personal Stories about what Chinese New Year means to you and how people celebrate the Chinese New Year in different parts of China. Learn first hand about the Chinese New Year from the panel of handpicked, esteemed speakers from the Chinese community. Visit the DCNYF website for further info on speakers.

Speakers:

Howard Pau – Founder of Asia Market, Ireland’s premier Asian food supplier

Honorary Chairmam of Chinese Society of Ireland, Chairman of the Irish Council for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China

Dr Linda Hui Yang Deeks, B.A., M.A., PhD – intercultural researcher/trainer

Currently a researcher for the project entitled “internationalisation of Irish Higher Education” at the School of Education, UCD

Richard Doran – language expert

Hosted shows for Chinese Central Television, Beijing Television and China Radio International

SPRING FESTIVAL FAIR

The hugely popular Spring Festival Fair returns to The chq Building with a jam-packed two-day programme of free family-friendly entertainment.

Inspired by traditional Chinese temple fairs, “Miaohui”, this year’s spectacular event will welcome the Year of the Dog with a host of canine-themed entertainment, arts, crafts and interactive workshops, suitable for all ages.

Activities include Chinese calligraphy, Chinese knots, Chinese paper cutting, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, Chinese tea ceremonies, red-envelope workshops, ping pong, face-painting, dog figure-making workshops and fairground rides.

Performances/demos include Chinese fashion show, Lion and Unicorn dancers, Chinese traditional dance, Qi Gong and Tai Chi demos, traditional Chinese sugar-painting and more.

Stalls will offer traditional Chinese food (hot and cold), plus drinks, books, and special crafts and goods from Yunan.

DCNYF is excited to welcome some very special international guests to this year’s event, so make sure to mark the dates in your diary!

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME CHINESE CULTURE TALKS The World of Dumplings

Join the Asia Market team for a series of informal panel discussions on the traditions and culture of Chinese New Year. Talks will explore the food, flavours and culture of Chinese New Year. Lunchtime snacks and samples will be served at each talk, which include a Q&A.

Find out all about dumplings, the different types, what they symbolise, where they originated from and how they are made. If you love dumplings, this is the talk for you!

Host: Mei Chin

A food writer, Mei Chin’s work has appeared in Saveur, Lucky Peach, Gilttaste and Gourmet. She was a winner of the 2005 James Beard/MFK Fisher Award and a winner of the IACP Bert Greene Journalism Awards in 2010 and 2013

LET’S DANCE – IT’S HIP TO BE SQUARE

In the People’s Republic of China, square dancing or plaza dancing is an exercise routine performed regularly by millions of people better known as “dancing grannies”, in squares, plazas or parks of the nation’s cities. Led by dance leaders known as guangchang wu (广场舞) and often set to techno pop or dreamy electro Chinese pop music we invite Dubliners of all ages and abilities to join us at our very own Chinese square dancing event in Meeting House Square. You are never too old or too young! Come along and join the groove!

Hill Street Family Resource Centre’s 4th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration

This action-packed celebration of Chinese New Year will have something for all the senses, including live music, dance, drama, tai chi, origami, couplet writing and shadow puppetry workshops. Enjoy live cookery demos, using traditional Chinese ingredients, plus a traditional umbrella dance and a play depicting the origins of the Chinese zodiac. Children can join in the parade of zodiac animals led by lion dancers and the Hill Street Dragon. Don’t miss this fun-filled, free family-friendly event.

CSSA CHINESE SPRING FESTIVAL CELEBRATION 2018

The Chinese Students and Scholars Association invite you to a very special celebration, welcoming Chinese New Year.

Join us for a fantastic programme of cultural performances, featuring traditional Chinese arts. Enter the raffle ticket draw for a chance to win some great prizes. This event is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Chinese culture and arts. You will not be disappointed!

RESCHEDULED: Chinese Talent on the Rise

Please note this concert has been rescheduled to Sun 11 Mar at 3pm.

Sidi Bao (violin), Joe O’Grady (piano) & Aidan Chan (piano)

Join us as we showcase Chinese musical talent on the rise with a special celebratory programme featuring Chinese classics presented in association with the Irish / Chinese Youth Concert Organisation.

Joe O’Grady (age 11) made his piano solo début in Carnegie Hall with New York Concerti Sinfonietta when he was 9 and most recently performed at the RDS Rising Stars Concert in November 2017.

Sidi Bao (age 13) recently made her Carnegie Hall concerto debut with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta as a 2017 International Shining Star.

Aidan Chan (age 18) highlights of 2017 include performances at the Rising Stars Concert organised by the Royal Dublin Society, US debut at the Carnegie Hall performing in the International Shining Stars Concert, and his Hong Kong debut at the Hong Kong City Hall.

Spring Festival Gala Ireland 2018

Presented by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland. Reception kindly supported by Kildare Village.

Whether you’re an avid fan of Shaolin Kungfu, or an enthusiast of Chinese traditional singing and dancing, this show is not to be missed.

For the 2018 Spring Festival Gala, we present performances by the warrior monks from Songshan Shaolin Temple. A unique chance to witness Kungfu stunts in Ireland, which have inspired numerous films, including Shaolin (2011), starring Jackie Chan and Andy Lau.

Also performing will be the the award-winning Zhengzhou Song and Dance Theatre. This varied  programme by two acclaimed performance groups is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!

Chinese New Year’s Eve at The Liquor Rooms

Join us to celebrate the Year of the Rooster on Chinese New Year’s Eve! There will be festive decorations and an €8 cocktail made by bartender Heaven Luan especially for the night. To book a table please email hello@theliquorrooms.com or call 087 339 3688.

And don’t forget to enter the Happy Chinese New Year photo competition with your beautiful Liquor Rooms photos! Click here to enter: https://www.dublinchinesenewyear.com/just-share-it-happy-chinese-new-year-photo-contest-2016

Guinness Storehouse Tours In Mandarin

Daily at 11.30am from 28th January  – 11th February 2017 our Chinese visitors can enjoy an escorted tour with mandarin speaking guide through the Home of Ireland’s iconic drink. Enjoy the multisensory experience in the Tasting Rooms and explore the long tradition of award winning Guinness advertising. Learn how to pour the perfect pint in the Guinness Academy and finish your tour with the spectacular panoramic views of Dublin from Gravity Bar over a complimentary pint of Guinness.

Special reduced rate of €15.00 applies, must be pre booked by calling +353 1 408 4800 or email: info@guinnessstorehouse.com.

Also enjoy 15% off adult admission in retail store and 10% off catering outlets during the duration of the Festival.

*Terms & conditions apply. Offer only available for adults 18+ and subject to availability.

Gan Bei Wednesday

Join the Ireland China Business Association in celebrating the Year of the Rooster with an evening of great company, food and live music!

Gan Bei Wednesday is a casual get together for the Irish and Chinese business community to network together and discuss all things China. A complimentary drink and slice of pizza for all guests!

Presented in association with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.

Gan Bei Wednesday

Join the Ireland China Business Association in celebrating the Year of the Rooster with an evening of great company, food and live music!

Gan Bei Wednesday is a casual get together for the Irish and Chinese business community to network together and discuss all things China. A complimentary drink and slice of pizza for all guests!

Presented in association with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.

Tomic Chinese New Year Table Tennis Championships

Pingzone organise regular quality tournaments with levels ranging from club players and lower league divisions to top Irish players – great opportunity to play many games against variety of opponents, and also a chance to win some nice prizes in each division.

All levels are welcome. If you’re interested to participate, please see Pingzone website and register using the online form.

Tomic Chinese New Year Kids Championships

Tomic Chinese New Year Kids Championships

Players of all abilities are welcome, and the tournament is particularly suitable for novices of all ages. Primary school players are especially welcome, to join this event as their first tournament.
The tournament will be based on an open draw, and all players will participate in the same competition – there will be no age groups, and boys and girls will play against each other.
This is a round robin based event, which guarantees that all players will get plenty of games.
Registration only until Thursday, 26/01/2017. No late entries will be accepted.
More info.
JUST SHARE IT – HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR PHOTO CONTEST 2017

Chinese New Year (Spring Festival) is the most important traditional festival of the Chinese people. The festival has a history of 4,000 years in China and its celebration has spread to the world in recent years.

As China ushers in the lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, on Jan 28, 2017, Chinaculture.org invites you to share your photos of Chinese New Year celebrations from all over the world.

Regardless of whether you are a professional or amateur, who you are or where you are from, you are welcome to submit photos of wonderful moments from Chinese New Year celebrations.

The photos must be taken outside of the Chinese mainland between Jan 1 and Feb 28, 2017.

The entries will be scored and all the winners will be awarded prize money.

Click here for further information.

LIVE ILLUSTRATION AT ARNOTTS

Visitors to Arnotts, Henry St. can enjoy a stunning live drawing installation from Chinese artist Angela Wang who will bring her unique signature drawing style, a fusion of Western and Asian art techniques, to celebrate the Year of the Rooster on Saturday 28 Jan at 12pm.

To celebrate Chinese New Year at Arnotts:

Shiseido will be offering an exclusive gift with purchase in the Arnotts beauty hall.

Kiehls will include special gifting pouches with purchases.

Kipling will be offering a special  gift with purchases.

Coach will offer complimentary engraving with each purchase.

WESTERN TABLE MANNERS

It’s no secret that there are some big differences in dining customs between Chinese and Western cultures. To help bridge the gap, we’ll be joining WeCanGo for a fun evening, introducing you to Western food and table etiquettes.

HOT POT NIGHT

There are many different styles of hot pot, but Chinese people are agreed on one cardinal rule – you don’t “hot pot” with people you don’t like. So come gather with good company for a crash-course in concocting the perfect hot pot and escape the chilly temperatures outside!

LANTERN-MAKING FOR FAMILIES

Take part in a lantern-making workshop to celebrate this special Year of the Fire Rooster. This workshop is suitable for all ages.

FUN WITH ROOSTERS

Join us to decorate your very own Rooster. Why not adorn it with tissue paper, feathers, foam shapes and felt? This activity is appropriate for pre-school children and their parents or guardians.

ONWARD & UPWARD: CHINESE NEW YEAR LANTERNS

Come make your own lantern. We will explore stories from this festival to inspire your creations. Send wishes for the future, onward and upward, with your uniquely-tailored lantern. Limited to 20. Aged 6 to 11.

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND

Sun 29 Jan
11.30am – 1.30pm
The Magic of Chinese New Year family drop-in creative corner for tiny tots and children.

12.30pm
Family tour.

Sun 12 Feb
11.30am – 1.30pm
Lights and Lanterns family drop-in creative corner for tiny tots and children.

12.30pm
Family tour.

DUBLIN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARIES CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

Enjoy Storytelling and Art & Craft Workshops for Children, Reading & Viewing China and Language Learning at your local library. For details on full programme of events, view www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie.

 

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER SPORTS TOURNAMENTS

Presented by Dublin City Council in association with Emerald Media, Haotong Aviation and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association

In the spirit of the Rooster, known for being active and a valuable team-player, we invite you to join us in celebrating some of China’s best-loved sports. To take part in our tournaments, please contact info@0086.ie. Prizes will be awarded on the day and we encourage friends and family to come along to support the players. All welcome!

Badminton

Terenure Badminton Centre. Fri 13 Jan (9am – 4pm) & Sun 15 Jan (9am – 6pm)

Basketball

 Aughrim Street Sports Centre. Sun 5 Feb 10am – 5pm

Soccer

Aughrim Street Sports Centre. Sat 11 Feb 10am – 5pm

PING PONG & CHINESE NIBBLES

How many ping pong balls can two players hit back and forth in 60 seconds? The current record is 173. Can you beat it?

Come take part in a ping pong night at the newly-opened Buskers on the Ball. We’ll be joined by some of China and Ireland’s top players and coaches, who will demonstrate their skills and offer tips on perfecting your ping pong.

We’ll also be serving up delicious Chinese food on the night to help players replenish energy supplies between the blistering bouts.

CHINESE TEA CEREMONY – FULLY BOOKED

Tea remains a central piece in the Asian cultures, especially in China where it first originated. This traditional Chinese ceremony will be a sensory exploration and appreciation, come and discover the art and philosophy of drinking tea.

KARAOKE & CHINESE BITES

Enjoy an entertaining evening of Karaoke (English and Chinese songs) and some traditional Chinese bites at Lao Restaurant in Chinatown Dublin. Karaoke starts at 5pm and food will be available from 6pm.

LUNAR FEASTS – RESTAURANTS ACROSS DUBLIN

A wide array of Dublin’s restaurants are celebrating the Year of the Rooster with special set menus especially for Chinese New Year. Try some tantalising dishes from a host of Chinese and Asian restaurants with everything from street food to fine dining!

四川菜馆 China Sichuan Restaurant | The Forum, Ballymoss Road, D18 | T: 01 293-5100

Sichuan dishes cooked and presented to high quality standards using only the best of Irish produce.

兄弟 Hang Dai | 20 Camden St Lwr, D8 | 01 545 8888

Award winning chef Karl Whelan just opened Dublin’s newest authentic Chinese restaurants in a very unique setting.  

潮福城 Hanyang Court | 103 Parnell St, D1

Traditional Chinese restaurant offering hot pot and barbecue buffet options. Tasty and affordable! 

海兰江 Hilan Chinese & Korean Restaurant | 45 Capel St D1 | T 01 8748677

Tasty Chinese and Korean food at affordable prices. We recommend trying the Charcoal BBQ.

井冈山饭店  JoJo’s Chinese Restaurant | 104 Parnell St, D1 | T 01 874 7957
Specialise in Northeastern Chinese cuisine food and traditional style Hot Pot.

嘉盛 Ka Shing |  12A Wicklow St, D2 | T 01 667 2580

Definitely worth a visit for their delicious Dim Sum selection and impeccable attention to detail.

海底捞 Lao Hot Pot | 102 Parnell St, D1 T. 01 877 9666

Choose from an Á la Carte menu, or indulge in an authentic Chinese hot pot buffet. Plus… karaoke 

李记 Lee Kee | 100a Parnell St,  D1 | T. 01 804 4517 / 0879950006

Recommended by Lovin Dublin, who called it a ‘shining star in Dublin’s burgeoning Chinatown’. 

巴蜀人家 M&L | 13/14 Cathedral Street, D1 | T: 01 874 8038

Down-to earth Sichuanese cooking has led to M&L being ranked among Ireland’s 100 best restaurants.

老成都 Old Town Chinese Restaurant | 123 Capel St, D1 | T 01 873 3570

Authentic cuisine from the Sichuan region. Generous portions mean it’s great value for money! 

食旺运  Shi Wang Yun Chinese Restaurant | 106 Parnell St, D1 | T 01 874 9690

The chef’s family recipes makes this an especially authentic option for Chinese cuisine in Dublin!

老湘好 Sichuan Chilli King Chinese Restaurant | 100 Parnell St, D1 | T 01 8783400

A spicy Hunan style of Chinese cuisine means this is a great option for those who like it hot! 

盛宴 Ten thousand restaurant | 46 – 49 O’Connell Street Upper, D1  | T 01 878-8648
Special Lunar feast: House Special Chao Mian.

万宝海港城 Ten thousand Asian food | 38 Abbey Street Upper,Dublin 1 | T 087 993 3333

Special Lunar Feast: Deep-Fried Yuntun

Where to shop for your ingredients:

亞洲行 Asia Market | Drury St, D2 | 01 677 9764
During the festival, enjoy in-store cooking demonstrations, free samplings and tastings, lots of treats and nibbles throughout the festival. Full info: www.asiamarket.ie

Shop here to get all your ingredients to create your special Hot Pot feast at home!

恒辉食品 SuperAsia Foods |  27 Capel St, D1  | T 01 874 7818

微商超市  V Foods | Unit 1, The Courtyard, Hill St, D1 | T.

天福记 Tianfuji Meat & Seafood Shop | Hill St, D1 | T. 0868073699

融兴行 Rongs Wholesale Ltd. | 157 Parnell St, Rotunda, D1 | T 01 5347451

ART & INDUSTRY TOUR OF NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND’S CHINESE COLLECTION

Join Dr Audrey Whitty, Keeper, Art & Industry for a tour of National Museum of Ireland’s collection of objects originating from China. This tour will be bilingual with Mandarin interpretation provided by Vicky Yanli Wang.

LAZY BIKE TOUR IN MANDARIN

Explore Dublin City by bike, with a tour given in Mandarin. Learn about the hidden history of Dublin’s different quarters and stop off at the Teeling Distillery to sample some authentic Irish whiskey! Electric bikes will be provided by the Lazy Bike Tour Company, who provide fun and informative tours of Dublin City with knowledgeable guides sharing unique insights and local knowledge.

CHINESE CULTURE & RELIGION THROUGH THE CHESTER BEATTY COLLECTION

The Chinese objects displayed in the Library indicate a highly developed culture and a tolerant approach to religious believes, including Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity and Islam. Join guide Patricia McCabe for this fascinating tour and discover stories hidden behind the wonderful exhibits.

IRISH WHISKEY TOUR IN MANDARIN

In celebration of the Fire Rooster, join us in this fantastic museum for a journey back through time to discover the intriguing tale of Irish Whiskey: its unique origins, its rise to glory, dramatic fall and current revival. Enjoy a little tipple of Irish whiskey and become a true master of whiskey-tasting. This tour will be given in Mandarin.

CHINESE NEW YEAR SYMBOLS: TOUR OF THE CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY’S CHINESE COLLECTION

For centuries in China, aristocrats and common people alike used a shared language of symbols. They decorated walls and household goods, accessories and clothes. Join Vicky Wang for this tour, given in both Mandarin and English, to discover the hidden meaning of symbols associated with the Chinese New Year.

SPOT THE DEER: PHOENIX PARK BIKE TOUR (BILINGUAL)

Join us for a special cycling tour of one of Europe’s largest walled city parks, the Phoenix Park. Organised by Chinese Circle App and Rachel Sunshine Internation this tour, given in both Mandarin and English, will guide you around all of the parks attractions, including Dublin Zoo, The President’s House and Farmleigh House. Plus, you’ll have a chance to see one of the largest herds of urban deer in Europe. All welcome!

PADDYWAGON KILKENNY & WICKLOW DAY TOUR

Discover the true beauty of Ireland on this wonderful day trip to the monastic site of Glendalough and oh-so colorful Kilkenny, the medieval capital of Ireland. On this tour you will visit St. Kevin’s monastic city at Glendalough famed for its rounds towers and and Celtic crosses and enjoy the rolling hills of Wicklow. In Kilkenny, once the capital in the middle-ages you will have plenty time to enjoy a pint of Kilkenny.

The tour will be in Mandarin.

ASIAN FLAVOURS ON A LAZY BIKE TOUR

Intrigued by the history of Dublin’s Chinatown region? Curious about the city’s surprising connections to China? Join us for a fun and informative tour exploring Chinese influences and flavours in cosmopolitan Dublin.

We’ll stop off at Asian eateries (and sample some dishes!) and learn about the fascinating history of Dublin’s Chinese community.

Electric bikes will be provided by the Lazy Bike Tour Company, who provide fun tours of Dublin City with knowledgeable guides sharing unique insights and local knowledge.

GROWING CHINA-IRELAND RELATIONS THROUGH INNOVATION IN ICT

Hosted by the Ireland China Business Association and kindly sponsored by Arthur Cox
DCNYF is delighted to link with the Ireland China Business Association (ICBA) for this year’s Sino-Irish business seminar. A world leader in ICT, Ireland has attracted most of the leading global technology companies.

Reflecting a move to innovation and entrepreneurship, China’s 13th 5-year plan (adopted March 2016) opens up significant opportunities for new and innovative partnerships between China and Ireland in this field.

Leading technology companies presenting at this event include Huawei, OpenJaw Technologies, Atlantic Bridge, Cubic Telecom and Know Your Customer. H.E. Ambassador Paul Kavanagh will provide a Chinese New Year address.

SINO-IRISH IMMIGRANT PROGRAMME

Presented by Crowley Millar Solicitors

This bi-lingual seminar will provide attendees with further information on immigration from China, residency requirements, property transactions, company set-up, financial matters and general advice on Irish law.

IN TRANSLATION: NUALA NÍ DHOMHNAILL IN CONVERSATION WITH QIU FANGZHE

In 2016, Northern Literature and Art Press published ‘ 蛾子纷落的时刻 ’, the Chinese translation – completed directly from the Irish – of a selection of poetry by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Literature Ireland is delighted to host the poet and her translator, Qiu Fangzhe, for a discussion of their work, the joys and challenges of translating poetry between such different languages, and readings in Chinese and Irish. All are welcome. Seating is limited so early booking is advised. For further information, please email info@literatureireland.com.

China’s Environmental Governance in Years of the Rooster

How do we connect Years of the Rooster to environmental protection in the People’s Republic of China and why does it matter? The year of 2017 will be an exciting one to observe China’s role in the global environmental governance. This lecture will trace back to 1957, the first year of the Rooster in the People’s Republic, and select one representative event from each Year of the Rooster to demonstrate the trend of environmental protection (or destruction) of various political actors. Heidi Ningkang Wang-Kaeding is Professor in Asian Politics in the Department of Political Science and the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

YAN GE & MIKE MCCORMACK IN CONVERSATION – Fully Booked

Resident in Dublin, Yan Ge writes realist fiction, strongly Sichuan-based, focusing with warmth, humour and razor-sharp insights on squabbling families and small-town life. Author of 11 books, Yan has been named by People’s Literature magazine as one of China’s twenty future literary masters. In 2014, Yan’s novella White Horse was released as an ebook by Hope Road Publishing. Join Yan Ge in discussion with award-winning author Mike McCormack (Solar Bones) on the similarities and differences between Irish and Chinese writing experiences.

This event will be chaired by journalist Daniel Hickey.

CATCHING THE SPIRIT OF CHINESE ART

Chinese art is exotic for many Westerners. One reason is that it invokes radically different aesthetic values. In this talk, John Blair and Jerusha McCormack seek fresh ways of looking at the arts of China by invoking concepts from its own civilization. Rightly understood, these may be used to move across and outside Western categories to articulate a new understanding of practices as different in our own world as writing, painting, dance, and sword-play.

A CHINATOWN FOR DUBLIN?

What value might an officially-designated Chinatown bring to Dublin?
Although it has no official status, Google Maps has classified Dublin’s Parnell Street as the city’s Chinatown district because of the concentration of Asian businesses and restaurants operating around this area.
At this panel event, Dr Ziene Mottiar (lecturer in Tourism Entrepreneurship, DIT), Kieran Rose (Senior Planner, Dublin City Council), Lorcan O’Connor (Director at Carroll’s Irish Gifts) and James O’Brien (campaigner, Make Chinatown Dublin Official) discuss how Dublin and the Chinese community might benefit from such an initiative and consider some of the potential pitfalls.
The panel will be chaired by Hazel Chu, Head of Brand and Corporate Communications at Diageo.

A CENTURY OF YEARS OF THE ROOSTER: VIGNETTES OF A CHANGING CHINA

Traditionally, people are warned to expect bad luck in their own year of the Chinese zodiac, so those born in the year of the rooster should beware in 2017. This lecture will trace the life of an imaginary character born in the year of the rooster 1909, looking at how China changed in each year of the rooster during her lifetime, and how these changes would affect her. Dr Isabella Jackson is Assistant Professor in Chinese History in the Department of History and the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

FENG SHUI FOR 2017 – WAITING LIST ONLY

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art or practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of Yin and Yang and the flow of Qi. Join qualified Feng Shui consultant Lucy Pei for a discussion on the importance of this practice in our lives and tips for 2017.

This talk will be given in English.

CHINESE EATING AND DRINKING: A LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE – WAITING LIST ONLY

While the acts of eating and drinking may seem universal, the cultural underpinnings of eating and drinking certainly vary from culture to culture. Eating and drinking in some cultures occupy a special place, sometimes to the point of reverence. Chinese cuisine is world renowned, but it isn’t often that people go beyond the gastronomic pleasures in an attempt to understand why eating and drinking in Chinese hold a privileged place in Chinese culture.
In this lecture, we delve into the acts of eating and drinking in Chinese culture as we examine linguistic evidence that attest to the culture-uniqueness of these acts.  Dr Adrian Tien is Sam Lam Associate Professor in Chinese Studies and Programme Director of MPhil Chinese Studies at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, Trinity College Dublin.

YAN WANG PRESTON IN CONVERSATION

A fantastic opportunity to hear the stories behind British-Chinese artist Yan Wang Preston’s epic photographic odyssey, Mother River. The artist will be joined in conversation with Gallery of Photography curator Tanya Kiang to discuss aspects of the work, which was completed over a four year period.

LOUISE REAY: IT’S ONLY WORDS

A comedy show in Chinese for people who don’t speak any Chinese at all!
This unique show from Louise Reay is based on the idea that only 7% of communication is verbal. It’s Only Words experiments with the remaining 93%. Even if you don’t speak Chinese, you’ll understand it, but you won’t know why.
Through a mix of clowning and stand up, Reay will range over some very familiar territory – family, sex and relationships – in a language unfamiliar to some.

“Louise Reay can legitimately claim to be unique” – The Independent
“Truly fantastic, utterly out there,” – Al Murray.
“Reay proves in comedy, nothing is lost in translation” – ★★★★ The Skinny
“Absurdly brilliant” – ★★★★ FringeReview
“Perfect buffoonery” – ★★★★ Mumble

IRISH/CHINESE YOUTH 2017 CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT

Come join the talented performers of the Irish/Chinese Youth Concert Organisation for a spectacular musical event to mark the final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Enjoy a mix of classical and contemporary recitals from accomplished Chinese and Irish students in the beautiful surrounds of the Hugh Lane Gallery, including performances by award-winning 17-year-old pianist Aidan Chan and opera singer Florence Chong.

Since its foundation in 2015, the Irish/Chinese Youth Concert Organisation has provided a platform for valuable cultural exchanges and helped showcase the skills of a new generation of musical stars.

About Irish Chinese Youth Concert Organisation:

Irish/Chinese Youth Concert Organisation is a platform for international and Chinese cultural exchanging! It provides the opportunity to present a new model for qualified young music lovers, to form a part of their educational curriculum, and for the development of children with their future and social foundation.

Aidan Chan:

Aidan Chan studies at the DIT Junior Conservatory.  He has won over 40 first prizes in Irish competitions, including the prestigious Fr. Frank Maher Classical Music Award last November.  He has also won three 2nd prizes in international competitions in Germany and the UK.

Aidan has performed in many notable venues in the UK, Switzerland and across Ireland including the Hugh Lane Gallery and the National Concert Hall.

He has also appeared as soloist with the DIT Sinfonia and the Budweis Philharmonic Orchestra.

http://aidanchanpianist.wixsite.com/aidanchan

Florence Chong:

Malaysian soprano Florence Khei Kuan Chong began her music training as a pianist in 2002. In 2007, she was awarded a full scholarship to study on the Diploma in Music course in SEGi College Subang Jaya, where she studied piano and violin. In 2009 Florence decided to switch her major from piano to voice on the recommendation of her singing teacher and her developing passion for singing.

Florence is currently a student of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin, Ireland where she studies voice with Virginia Kerr and Seho Lee. She has actively participated in competitions and music festivals in Ireland and has won numerous awards, including the Newpark Music Festival Ruth Beare Perpetual Cup (2015), the Margaret Dillon Prize (2015), and the Adult Vocal Baroque Aria Prize (2014).

She has been selected to perform in masterclasses given by world renowned coaches and singers, such as Emma Kirkby, Kamal Khan, Roy Laughlin, Ann Murray, Brenda Hurley and Mirella Parutto. Florence also had the privilege to attend the North Sea Vocal Academy 2015 where she studied voice with Lena Hellström-Färnlöf and Audrey Hyland in Denmark last July. She has made her solo debut in Bangkok, Thailand as well as her solo recital in Malaysia in August 2015.

She has sung the cover role of Papagena from Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute in January 2016 and the role of Clori from Handel’s comic cantata, Clori, Tirsi e Fileno in March 2016. She was invited as a guest performer in Talinn, Estonia in April 2016. She had her solo recital at the Central Library of Dublin in May 2016. She was one of the performers at the Festival de la Musique in Leran in the South of France in June 2016.

She has sung the roles of the Second Fairy, First Woman and Night from Purcell’s opera, The Fairy Queen, with RIAM Opera in January 2017. She also travelled to Budapest to play the role of Clori with RIAM Opera in January 2017.

 

The First Monday in May (2016)

A behind-the-scenes look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, and preparations for the 2015 Met Gala.

In the Mood for Love (2000)

After discovering their spouses are having an affair, two neighbours develop a strong bond finding comfort in their growing friendship all the while keeping their relationship platonic so as not to repeat the mistakes of their respective partners.

Cantonese/ French and Mandarin, with English subtitles.

Up The Yangtze (2007)

An award-winning documentary film by Chinese-Canadian director Yung Chang. At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.

Presented as part of the Hugh Lane Gallery’s 2017 programme of events on the theme The Artist as Witness.

SPRING FESTIVAL FAIR

Rooster-themed entertainment, activities, arts and crafts, suitable for people of all ages. Come try your hand at Chinese chess and calligraphy, marvel at martial arts displays and musical performances, or sample the delicious Chinese food and drink on offer at our Spring Festival stalls.
Come enjoy special short-film screenings, glamorous fashion shows and a spectacular shadow puppetry performance. Adding to the carnival atmosphere will be colourful dragon and lion dancers.

Chinese Calligraphy and Painting
Participants in this workshop will be introduced to the world of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting by two esteemed experts in their respective fields. “Calligraphy is sheer life experienced through energy in motion that is registered as traces on silk or paper, with time and rhythm in shifting space its main ingredients.

Chinese Lantern and Paper-Cutting Craft
Every Chinese New Year ends with a beautiful display of lanterns at the Lantern Festival. Join the workshop and you can hang your own creation

Chinese Knotting Art
As a decorative handicraft art originated from Tang Dynasty, it is rich and intricate in their symbolism of good luck and a prosperous life. It is gaining popularity in the western and oriental fashion world, so come and make your own signature fashion accessories.

Chinese Go Board Game
Experience a game that stretches back 5,500 years. Come and challenge yourself with the oldest board game that are still continuously played today at all corners of the world.

Chinese Tea Ceremony
Tea remains a central piece in the Asian cultures, especially in China where it first originated. Discover the wonderful atmosphere of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and find out the art and philosophy of drinking tea.

Chinese Tai Chi with Grandmaster Sam Lee
Tai chi is a perfect combination of Chinese dialectic ideology, art and martial arts. Come and experience this quintessential Chinese sports that aims to cultivate shape, breath, strength and the spirit of the human body.

Jumping Clay Model Making: Rooster Model making
Jumping Clay is brand new to Dublin and caters for mini-modellers to master modellers, suitable for ages 3+ to 93! Come along to start your Chinese New Year animal collectables. This year creating and taking home a Rooster.

Face Painting
Transform yourself in to a Rooster, Lion or Chinese Geisha by one of our very talented face painting artists

Ping Pong
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, and 2016 Rio Olympics China won all possible gold medals. Why don’t you give it a try and steal some tips from one of our invigilators from the UCD Confucius Ping Pong team ?

Chinese Fashion Show
The Chinese Cheongsam association will be hosting a one hour live show full of dance, singing, music and the best of traditional Chinese fashion. Come be blown away by the best Chinese cultural offerings the Spring Festival Fair has to offer.

Jin Yong Exhibition at Kildare Village

Kildare Village is delighted to welcome Galway-based Korean-Chinese artist Jin Yong for an exhibition of his work, including new paintings created especially to mark the Year of the Rooster.

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival Opening Ceremony

Come join us as we celebrate the beginning of this year’s Dublin Chinese New Year Festival, on the eve of Chinese New Year. This family-friendly event will see dragons, drummers and daring circus performers take over Meeting House Square for a spectacular celebration, as excitement builds for the Year of the Rooster and we look forward to a fortnight of festivities!

Spring Festival Gala – Presented by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

The Spring Festival Gala is one of the most high-profile features on UCD Confucius Institute’s calendar. Since its introduction in 2007, the Institute has hosted 10 annual celebrations. The Gala presents the best in Chinese performing arts to the Irish and Chinese public and illuminates cultural diversity. The event has become enormously popular and this year, UCD CII is delighted to announce the special guest appearance of state-level art performing troupe, China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble. Come and celebrate with us what promises to be the grand finale of Chinese New Year celebrations in Dublin!

Gong Hey Fat Choy: A Cookery Masterclass with Kwanghi Chan and Mei Chin

Would you like to impress friends and family by serving up a Chinese New Year celebratory feast? Join us at Cooks Academy at a special full-day cookery masterclass with Lauréat of Le Grand Prix de Cuisine de L’Academie, chef Kwanghi Chan, and award-winning American-Chinese food writer Mei Chin. The pair are currently collaborating on the Sláint-Chi project, exploring Chinese cuisine in Ireland, so will be sharing some of the secrets of authentic Chinese cooking as they guide participants through the preparation of four delicious traditional dishes.

Learn how to bridge the Irish-Chinese food gap, and enjoy food preparations in a relaxed, informal, and fun atmosphere.

Dishes being prepared:

Steamed fillet of Atlantic Hake, Irish Oyster and Black Moss (Ho See Fat Choy)
Chicken Dumplings with Shiitake Mushrooms
Vegetable Lo Mein
Tang Yuan (Sweet Rice Balls with Black Sesame Filling)

Hong Ling: A Retrospective
Born in Beijing in 1955, the artist Hong Ling studied oil painting in the years after the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966–76). In the mountains of rural China, however, his brush found a new path. Drawing together the imported medium of oil on canvas with the landscapes and philosophies of China’s artistic heritage, Hong Ling has made a contribution to the world of Chinese landscape painting unparalleled in its vibrancy.
This retrospective exhibition charts the development of Hong Ling’s art from student paintings in his personal collection to his vast later works painted in oil and in ink. Working from his studio in the foothills of the Yellow Mountains of China’s Anhui Province, Hong Ling reveals the charged atmosphere of this dramatic locale from the bold colours of the shifting seasons to the heavy mists that weave among pine-clad peaks. As exhilarating as they are immersive, Hong Ling’s paintings stand as an invitation to join him in the landscape that is his home and his inspiration.
The exhibition is part of a touring retrospective sponsored by UNEEC Culture and Education Foundation, Taiwan, and organised with Soka Art and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Yan Wang Preston: Mother River

Presented in association with Kildare Village.

Mother River is a photographic odyssey taking the viewer on a journey along the entire length of the Yangtze, often known as China’s Mother River. This new exhibition, commissioned in partnership with Impressions Gallery Bradford, offers fresh perspectives on China, where traditional landscape clashes with present-day development.

The epic project follows a simple premise: to document the 6,211km route of the river from source to delta, using a strict ‘point system’ to photograph every 100 kilometres. Made over a period of four years, Yan Wang Preston travelled from the remote high Tibetan Plateau through the Three Gorges to the river’s end at Shanghai. She had to find and photograph sixty-three locations in incredibly diverse and often remote terrain. Since the river source is 5,400 metres above sea level, and half of its length flows through some of the most majestic mountains on the Earth, Mother River is on one level a modern-day adventure, where the photographer faced hazards from altitude sickness to mudslides and wild dogs.

Wang Preston used a large-format field camera, the kind used by nineteenth century explorers. Although cumbersome and complex to use on location, the camera produces huge negatives, offering images with astonishing detail and resolution.

For Chinese-born Wang Preston, Mother River is in part an epic pilgrimage through her native country: an exhaustive exploration of a powerful symbol that reconnects her with the ancestral homeland. Closely associated with Chinese traditional paintings and an icon of the national landscape, the Yangtze represents the folklore of traditional China. However, with over 30 hydroelectric dams on its course, the river is synonymous with China’s rapid industrialisation. Wang Preston’s epic, multi-layered work raises questions about the relationship between nature and culture, tradition and regeneration.

Mother River is a touring exhibition produced by Gallery of Photography Ireland in partnership with Impressions Gallery, Bradford. It is supported by Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.

Open every day. Admission free.

About the artist:

Yan Wang Preston (Born Henan Province, China, 1976) originally trained as a doctor in Shanghai before moving to the UK in 2005. Her work has been exhibited at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts (2014), Noorderlicht Photography Festival, the Netherlands (2012), the National Portrait Gallery, London (2006) and Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale (2014). She won ‘Reviewers Choice’ at FORMAT International Photography Festival 2014, and was selected for the Britain-China Culture Exchange in 2015, with Mother River exhibited at Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing; Wuhan Art Museum; and The Swatch Art Peace Museum Hotel, Shanghai.

RIAM Symphony Orchestra with pianist Joe O’Grady

Joe O’Grady, piano
Ronan O’Reilly, conductor

Sibelius: Finlandia
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 1 in C major, op 15
Schubert: Symphony No 8 in B minor, D759 Unfinished

Ringing in the Year of the Year of the Rooster, the RIAM Symphony Orchestra are joined by 10-year- old Chinese/Irish pianist Joe O’Grady for a performance of Beethoven’s elegant Piano Concerto No 1. Conducted by Ronan O’Reilly, the spirited flagship orchestra of the RIAM Junior School, also present much-loved works by Schubert and Sibelius on the first day of the Chinese New Year.

Presented in association with the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival.

ADIFF presents Mountains May Depart

Quote: “An extraordinary performance by Zhao Tao is the beating heart of Jia Zhang-ke’s ambitious, time-jumping, continent-straddling drama” – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph

Jia Zhang-ke’s Mountains May Depart is a mysterious and, in its way, staggeringly ambitious piece of work from a filmmaker whose creativity is evolving before our eyes. It starts by resembling a classic studio picture from Hollywood, the sort of thing George Stevens or Douglas Sirk might have made, or perhaps something like Mu Fei’s Chinese classic Spring In A Small Town. Then it morphs into a futurist essay on China’s global diaspora and its dark destiny of emotional and cultural alienation. In this movie, the boundaries are getting pushed, visibly, between the opening and closing credits.

His movie is split into three parts, taking place in 1999, in 2014 and in 2025. Jia’s wife Zhao Tao gives a superb performance as Tao, a young woman who is dating a coal-miner Liang (Liang Jingdong). But Tao is also being courted by the impossibly conceited Jingsheng (Zhang Yi). They later have a child that Jingsheng insists on naming “Dollar”. Meanwhile, the devastated Liang moves away, but later in 2014 they are all to meet again, and later again in 2025, when Dollar is a twenty-something college dropout in Australia.

Peter Bradshaw

The Guardian

The Seagull & Other Birds (Adapted Theatre Show in Chinese)

“The Seagull and other birds” is  a drama based on the novel written by Chekhov and directed by Irish director Gavin Quinn. It tells a story that there is always a gap between what people want and what people get. This drama will be performed by Chinese drama performance group from Chengdu Associated Theatre of Performing Art. Performance includes English subtitles.

Gavin Quinn is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. He is, with Aedín Cosgrove, co-founder and joint artistic director of Pan Pan Theatre. Quinn has directed all Pan Pan Theatre productions.

Visit http://quan.huarenfm.com for more info.

Presented in association with the Chinese Students & Scholars Association, Rachel Sunshine, CIRCLE (Chinese Community Social Network).

 

Chinese Poetry in Motion

During 2015 Chinese commuters in the city of Shanghai were treated to the poetry of W.B. Yeats as they travelled on board the Shanghai Metro and as they passed through the stations as part of the Yeats 2015 celebrations. Now Iarnród Éireann will continue the partnership by displaying famous Chinese poems on board the DART and at Stations during February to mark Chinese New Year. The poems will be displayed in Chinese and English for all to enjoy.
Iarnród Éireann will be hosting a special event at Connolly Station to mark the display of the posters on 2nd of February at 11am.
a delegation from Shanghai Metro will visit and customers and guests will be treated to a sample of Chinese food, music and culture. all are welcome.
Poems will be on display from the 1st till the 14th of February 2016.

Spring Festival Fair

Bring along all your cheeky monkeys! DCNYF are delighted to present this year’s two-day Spring Festival Fair at The chq Building where you will be able to feast your senses at both indoors and outdoors activities. Along with Lion, Dragon and Unicorn performances there will also be an appearance of the famous Monkey King, or Sun Wukong, known  as a character from Journey to the West, one of China’s classic novels.

All welcome! Join us over this celebratory weekend full of fun activities. No booking required, however, early arrival is recommended for participatory classes.

Sample festive meals such as Chinese dumplings, traditional Asian specialties, Chinese snacks and explore the beautiful custom of Chinese Tea ceremonies with members of the UCD Confucius Institute.

Enjoy music performances on the cucurbit flute, bamboo flute, Chinese pipa and guzheng. Learn how to play Chinese chess (xiangqi), Go (wéiqí), a more challenging ping pong game with pans and wooden spoons and other games.

Witness and sample the traditional Chinese form of Folk Art called Sugar painting (糖画) with Sugar Painting Artist Mr Liu Binbin from China, who using hot, liquid sugar will create two dimensional figures. A snack is popular among children. Selecting a figure is normally determined by spinning the arrow on a wheel

Participate in hands-on activities from paper-cutting, calligraphy, kite, lantern and red envelope (Huan Bao) making workshops to martial arts and dance demos capturing the mood of spring.

View a spectacular Fashion Show of Chinese traditional dress (Qipao) showcasing silk, and embroidered, with thick laces trimmed at the collar, sleeves and edges. The dress empresses of past dynasties wore them.

Watch the animation classic ‘The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven’ (1965) on Saturday 6th February and a live screening of the ‘2016 Chinese New Year Gala TV Show’ on Sunday 7th of February, a cultural phenomenon which more than 90% of Chinese families tune in on New Year’s Eve.

Make sure to be at The chq Building on Sunday 7th February at 5pm to enjoy a live outdoor spectacle. This weekend will be packed full of surprises for all members of the family to enjoy – not to be missed!

View Schedule of Performance / Workshops / Screening for Saturday and Sunday:

 

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This event is supported by Asia Market, UCD Confucius Institute and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association.

Irish Whiskey Museum Tour (with Mandarin)

In celebration of the Chinese New Year the Irish Whiskey Museum are delighted to offer two special free guided tour with Mandarin interpreter Vicky Yanli Wang of the intriguing tale of Irish whiskey, its rise to glory, dramatic fall and of course, the current revival of new Irish whiskeys. This is an interactive experience you will never forget. Savour the captivating anecdotes by our entertaining guides as they bring you through this magical tale, never before showcased. at the end of every Irish whiskey tour there’s a generous whiskey tasting led by one of our master tasters. We save the very best for last!

To learn more about the Irish Whiskey Museum visit www.irishwhiskeymuseum.ie

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Colours & Motifs Of Earthly Delights

Discover how the colours that appear on Chinese textiles, paintings, ceramics and jewellery all have meaning and convey very specific messages. The session will examine the decoration of artefacts and discussion of these symbolic meanings. all in attendance will have the opportunity to design a Chinese lucky charm knot.

For adults only. Places limited, booking essential, contact T. 01 674 4888.

Asian Studies Public Lecture hosted by Trinity Centre for Asian Studies

The next public lecture in the 2015/16 Asian Studies Lecture Series at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies will take place on Chinese New Year’s Day, Monday 8 February at 6.30pm. This popular public lecture series, delivered by invited guest experts, addresses historical and contemporary topics in Chinese, Korean and Japanese Studies.

Visit www.tcd.ie/Asian for further details.

 

The linguistics of Chinese New Year: Linguistic and Cultural Practices

Chinese New Year is not just an important annual event to celebrate on the Chinese lunar calendar, it is intensely packed with traditional linguistic and cultural practices that are highly demonstrative of aspects of the Chinese culture. Come learn about the Chinese culture through some of these practices.

Dr Adrian TIEN is Sam Lam Associate Professor in Chinese Studies and Programme Director of MPhil Chinese Studies at the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies, Trinity College Dublin. He is a linguist whose specialisation includes the relationship between Chinese language and culture. As a linguist focusing on aspects of Chinese linguistics, his teaching and research specialisations include semantics and cognitive linguistics, language and culture, cross-cultural communication, language acquisition, studies on Chinese-English or English-Chinese translation and aspects of Chinese sociolinguistics. He has appeared widely in international conferences, public lectures and seminar speaking on his research. As he is also a musicologist, a sought-after musician (pianist and carillonneur) and a prize-winner of several international music competitions, Prof. Tien has been investigating the various relationships between language and music, especially at the level of meaning and cognition. Along with numerous journal articles and book chapters he has written, Prof. Tien is the author of two books: The Semantics of Chinese Music: Analysing selected Chinese musical concepts (John Benjamins 2015) and Lexical Semantics of Children’s Mandarin Chinese during the First Four Years (Lincom 2011). Prof. Tien has been bestowed the title QTA (“Queen’s Trust Achiever”) on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee as a young Australian achiever.

Sino-Irish Business Seminar – To book last minute tickets please contact louise@irelandchina.org

To book last minute tickets please contact louise@irelandchina.org

Opportunities and Challenges in Aviation & Maritime Leasing

Presented in association with Ireland China Business Association & kindly sponsored by Arthur Cox Solicitors.

The festival is delighted to team up with the Ireland China Business Association (ICBA) to present this year’s business seminar, the focus of which is the success, opportunities and challenges in aviation and maritime leasing industry between Ireland and China. His Excellency, Ambassador Mr. Jianguo will open the seminar. H.E Mr. Paul Kavanagh will give a video link Chinese New Year address. Speakers also include Industry experts from the Marine Institute, KPMG, Arthur Cox Solicitors, IDA, DAA, Bank of Ireland and the Department of Justice.

MC Chairman: Mr. Eugene McCague, Former Chairman, Arthur Cox Solicitors

8:30        Registration

9:10        Introductions: Ms Susan Barrett, Chairman Ireland China Business Association

9:15        H.E. Paul Kavanagh, Irish Ambassador to China (video link address )

 9:30        H.E. Mr. Jianguo Xu, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland

9:40        Mr. Neil Ryan, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Finance

9:55        Ms. Caroline Devlin, Partner, Arthur Cox

10:15     Mr. Liam Lacey, Director, Irish Marine Development Office

10:35   Mr. Brian Daly, Partner, KPMG

10:50     Coffee Break

11:15     Mr. John Higgins, President & Chief Commercial Officer, Avolon

11:30     Mr. Eoin McDonnell, Growth Markets, IDA ­Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

11:40     Mr. Vincent Crimmins, Head of FX Strategy and Trading, Bank of Ireland

11.55     Mr. Gerry McDonagh, Department of Justice and Equality

12:05     Enterprise Ireland

12:20     Question Time

12:40     Chairman’s Closing Remarks

 

Printing & Bookbinding Workshop For Beginners

Join artist Laurie Legrand to learn how to make a beautiful hand printed dust jacket and create your very own journal or guestbook.

To book tickets contact Tel: 01 869 1414

Storytelling and Art & Craft Workshops for Children

Selected libraries will host storytelling sessions and workshop demonstrations on how to design and create your very own Rattle Drum, Monkey Puppets and Chinese Lanterns. For children ages 7+.

Visit www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie for further info.

Reading & Viewing China

Try our recommended book list for readers of all ages and selection of films to borrow on China including some of the favourite classics. Many branches will have attractive themed book displays.

Visit www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie for further info.

A Bite of China with Asia Market – BOOKED OUT

Love Asian food but too intimidated by the exotic ingredients to try? And what’s inside those mysterious bottles, bags and boxes? Find out on a special guided tour of the Asia Market, Ireland’s premier Asian Supermarket in the heart of Dublin’s city centre and learn about all the ingredients used to prepare and cook an authentic Chinese meal. This is a must for the curious food lovers and a great opportunity to ask questions!

* Ticket price includes a complimentary goody bag from Asia Market.

Emerald Media Sports Tournament – SOCCER

This ‘Sporting Tournament’ celebrates the ever popular sports in China Brought to you by Dublin City Council in association with  Sun Emerald Newspaper and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association in Ireland. To take part please contact info@0086.ie. Prizes will be awarded on the day and we encourage friends and family to come along to support the players. All welcome!

Date Morning at Dublin Zoo

A date with a difference! Bring your special someone for an early morning tour with exclusive keeper talks and a picnic for two. Over 16s only.

* Ticket holders have full day access to Dublin Zoo.

Mandarin language Tour with Vicky Wang

Join Vicky Yanli Wang and explore Chester Beatty’s East Asian Collections in Mandarin. The tour will be followed by complimentary tea/coffee in the Silk Road Café.

Silk Worm Club – Monkey Business

Monkeys have long been associated with fun and trickery in Chinese art. To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, learn how to paint those smart and mischievous animals. Limited to 20 children aged 6-11 years.

Le Cool Chinese Experience – BOOKED OUT!

Presented in association with Asia Market Le Cool is delighted to take you on a little Chinatown adventure. It’s monkey business as Le Cool will lead you to discover the vibrant Chinese community in our city, listen to their personal stories and see how they are making an impact across the business and cultural landscape. Meeting Point will be confirmed when booking your ticket

Wu Wei Sheng musician in concert with harpist Andreja Malir

Presented in association with Brown Thomas.

WU WEI is considered to be the world’s leading avant-garde sheng (Chinese mouthorgan) soloist. He has helped to develop this 4000-year old Chinese folk instrument into an innovative force in contemporary music, through the creation of new techniques, expanding new repertories and integrating different styles and genres.

Experience this one-of performance of Wu Wei accompanied by Andreja Malir, principal harpist with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

Painting Workshop with Dutch-Chinese Artist Hoi-Shan Mak (18yrs +)

Chinese brush painting is one of the oldest artistic traditions in the world. To celebrate Chinese New Year, the Library welcomes back Hoi-Shan Mak who will introduce this rich and beautiful technique.

* Limited places, booking essential, visit www.cbl.ie

Emerald Media Sports Tournament – BADMINTON

This ‘Sporting Tournament’ celebrates the ever popular sports in China Brought to you by Dublin City Council in association with Sun Emerald Newspaper and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association in Ireland. To take part please contact info@0086.ie.

Prizes will be awarded on the day and we encourage friends and family to come along to support the players. All welcome!

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at Dublin Zoo

Take part in monkey themed arts and crafts and learn all about our monkey species in Dublin zoo.

*Ticket holders have full day access to Dublin Zoo.

Printing & Bookbinding Workshop For Beginners

Join artist Laurie Legrand to learn how to make a beautiful hand printed dust jacket and create your very own journal or guestbook.

To book tickets contact Tel 01 626 9324

Love Gone Wild at Dublin Zoo

Spend your Valentine’s Day falling in love with the Zoo’s ‘love’ themed celebration! From courtship to breeding, our furry,
feathered and scaly friends at the Zoo indulge in exotic romantic rituals. Find out how animals at Dublin Zoo do it at Love
Gone Wild.

* Ticket holders have full day access to Dublin Zoo

Painting Demonstration with Dutch-Chinese Artist Hoi-Shan Mak

Meet contemporary artist Hoi-Shan Mak and hear what inspires and influences her art. Watch as she fuses traditional Chinese
painting techniques with her own unique style.

Image: © Trustees of the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Ireland

Fashion China: Gemma A. Williams – TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

Presented in association with Kildare Village

“The first major illustrated book on [China’s] contemporary fashion scene. . . . from Dior atelier-trained Huishan Zhang, whose silk organza qipao now lives at the Victoria & Albert Museum, to Fan Bingbing’s stylist turned couturier Christopher Bu.” (Vogue.com)

Until now, the language barrier has limited the English-speaking world’s access to China’s fashion world. Irish-born fashion curator and writer Gemma A. Williams opens up an overlooked but incredibly rich seam of Chinese talent and creativity as the contemporary Chinese fashion moves away from its reputation as a mere manufacturing base to a dynamic centre of thriving original fashion & design.   Discover top end fashion designers, including eveningwear specialist Guo Pei and designers such as Huishan Zhang who have moved from China to make their mark on foreign markets.

Gemma Williams  has been working in the industry across a variety of roles including archivist, researcher and curator. Previous employees include the Modemusuem, Antwerp, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Laura Ashley and London College of Fashion.  Join Gemma in conversation with Irish Times Fashion Editor, Deirdre McQuillan.

A Bite of China with Asia Market – BOOKED OUT!

Love Asian food but too intimidated by the exotic ingredients to try? And what’s inside those mysterious bottles, bags and boxes? Find out on a special guided tour of the Asia Market, Ireland’s premier Asian Supermarket in the heart of Dublin’s city centre and learn about all the ingredients used to prepare and cook an authentic Chinese meal. This is a must for the curious food lovers and a great opportunity to ask questions!

* Ticket price includes a complimentary goody bag from Asia Market

LORD MAYOR LECTURE: Getting Real about Renewable Energy

Co-founder and CEO of Mainstream Renewable Power, Dr. Eddie O’Connor willspeak about the increasing urgency to cap emissions of carbon dioxide in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Renewable energy, which is already significantly cheaper than new coal plant in many markets, will enable the transition to a global, low carbon economy at no extra cost than continued reliance on fossil fuels. In light of the Paris Climate deal where nearly 200 nations signed in end of fossil fuel era, O’Connor will address why China and Europe should work together to devise global emissions trading scheme.

Dr. Eddie O’Connor was named world energy policy leader by Scientific American magazine and was recently cited as one of the top five most influential figures in US clean energy by Oil.com.

He was the Founder and Chief Executive of Airtricity from 1997 until January 2008, when the company was sold to E.ON and Scottish & Southern Energy for €1.8 billion. Investors experienced a share price growth of 54% compound over the entire period.

 

Storytelling with Eddie Lenihan & Vicky Yanli Wang

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey and the second edition of the Chinese translation of Irish Tales of Mystery and Magic, Ireland Literature Exchange has invited the author Eddie Lenihan to lead a bilingual Chinese–English storytelling session with Vicky Wang. Irish Tales of Mystery and Magic is published in English by Mercier Press and in Chinese by the Shanghai Translation Publishing House. Illustrations in both editions by Alan Clarke. Come and hear all about King Cormac and the Fianna and their magical adventures!

Eddie Lenihan is an Irish author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster. He is one of the few practising seanchaithe (traditional Irish lore-keepers and tale-spinners) remaining in Ireland. Eddie is a collector and preservationist of folk tales maintains the largest private collection of folklore in Ireland.

Freelance translator and interpreter, Vicky Yanli Wang grew up in a small village in northeast China and has been living in Dublin since August 2014 and is currently doing an M.A. in Translation Studies in DCU.

Ireland Literature Exchange is the national organisation for the promotion of Irish literature abroad. Funded by Culture Ireland and the Arts Council, Literature Ireland awards translation grants to international publishers of Irish literature in translation, offers bursaries to literary translators and supports the participation of Irish writers at events and festivals around the world.

(suitable for 7 – 12 yrs)