29 November

Chinese New Year and the Emperor’s Race

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There are many versions of this folk story. I am summarizing one that gives the order to the animals in the 12 year cycle. It goes a bit like this …   The Jade Emperor made a decree that the years on the calendar would be named for animals. There could only be twelve animals […]

29 November

Chinese New Year – What Year Are You?

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Have you wondered what animal your birth year identifies with? Perhaps this quick list will help … Rat Years – 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032 Ox Years – 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033 Tiger Years – 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2035 Rabbit Years […]

9 November

Chinese Brush Painting

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                    Chinese Brush painting – shown at the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibition. Retained by the artist, Diane Swanson Kleinke                       Early painting by Diane Swanson Kleinke