A lion dance is performed in the streets of Chinatown for the Chinese Lunar New Year in London. Photo: Reuters
A lion dance is performed in the streets of Chinatown for the Chinese Lunar New Year in London. Photo: Reuters
Yue Parkinson
Opinion

Opinion

Yue Parkinson

Debate over Chinese New Year versus Lunar New Year rooted in misplaced patriotism

  • Chinese critics of the British Museum’s decision to title its event a celebration of Korean Lunar New Year were keen to defend their country’s culture, but probably left a bad impression
  • The episode highlights how first-generation Chinese immigrants to the UK may struggle to find their footing amid strained Sino-British relations

A lion dance is performed in the streets of Chinatown for the Chinese Lunar New Year in London. Photo: Reuters
A lion dance is performed in the streets of Chinatown for the Chinese Lunar New Year in London. Photo: Reuters
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