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New Year’s Buddhist blessing

Welcome the New Year with a Buddhist blessing and drum performance

Image: Venerables from Nan Tien Temple

Saturday 28 January 2012, 10.00am

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Saturday 28 January 2012, 1.00pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Lion dance and god of fortune

Watch lions perform and meet the lucky god of fortune

Image: Joe June as the God of Fortune

Sunday 29 January 2012, 10–10.30am

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Front of the Gallery
Free

Auspicious symbols tour

In Cantonese, Mandarin and English 《吉祥如意》免費粵語、普通話或英語導覧

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January 2012, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Information desk
Free

Book launch: Humour in Chinese Life and Letters

Lecture by Jocelyn Chey and launch by China expert Stephen Fitzgerald

Book cover image from Vibeke Børdahl and Jette Ross, Chinese Storytellers (2002), courtesy of the authors

Sunday 29 January 2012, 1.00pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free

Chinese zodiac stories

Meet the dragon and other animals of the Chinese zodiac with storyteller Kiran Shah

Image: Kiran Shah

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January 2012,
12.30pm & 2.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

Rainbow dragon workshop

A drop-in colouring activity for children aged 3 and over

Sunday 29 January 2012, 11am–3pm

Duration 4 hours
Location: Cafe foyer
Free

Dragon curator’s talk

Yin Cao, curator of Chinese art

Image: Jingdezhen ware (China: Qing dynasty) Dish with single dragon, early 19th c. Gift of Mr JH Myrtle 1983

Wednesday 7 March 2012, 5.30pm

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

Dragon exhibition talk

The dragon in Chinese civilisation

Image: Unknown artist, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911) Detail of porcelain dish decorated in overglaze red enamel, gift of Mr JH Myrtle 1983

Wednesday 14 March 2012, 5.30pm

Duration 45 minutes
Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free