Columnist Reia Li PO ‘24 wanted a way to connect to Chinese traditions despite being physically separated from their place of origin. “Spirit Abroad,” a collection of short stories that puts Chinese and Malaysian mythological creatures in more modern contexts, allowed her to do just that.
Like many festivities whose in-person celebrations have been altered by COVID-19, Lunar New Year celebrations by Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese student associations were limited once again this year.
On Feb. 29, the Claremont Chinese Student Association held its annual Spring Festival Gala, where students celebrated the Year of the Rat.
My home is Beijing, which is more than 6,000 miles away. I miss my life there immensely, especially the food.