Looking at the history of cultural traditions, mixing in real stories, explaining the rituals and meanings, looking at how it is celebrated around the world, plus glossary and index. Themes: Chinese History, community, festivals, prosperity, elders, mythology, racism. From its beginnings as a farming celebration marking the end of winter to its current role as a global party featuring good food, lots of gifts and public parades, Chinese New Year is a snapshot of Chinese culture. Award-winning author and broadcaster Jen Sookfong Lee recalls her childhood in Vancouver, British Columbia, and weaves family stories into the history, traditions and evolution of Chinese New Year. Lavishly illustrated with color photographs throughout. PLEASE NOTE: This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability. If in stock, we will ship in approximately 15 BUSINESS DAYS, or if not, we will contact you.