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Conquering the Beast

March 19, 2013

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Chinese New Year is popularly known as the Spring Festival because it starts from the beginning of spring (the first of the twenty-four terms in coordination with the changes of nature). Its origin is too old to be traced but several explanations are hanging around. All agree, however, that the word Nian, which in modern […]