Chinese New Year

Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year. It’s the year of the sheep or goat (or ram), translations vary. According to the Independent the Chinese character “yang” can translate in colloquial Chinese as either sheep or goat.


I own a few books by Chinese authors, among them,


Soul Mountain and One Man’s Bible by Nobel Prize Winner, Goa Xingjian:


Shanghai Baby by Wei Hui


China in Ten Words by Yu Hua


It is said that the mood for this year of the goat or sheep is one of tranquility, peace and harmonious coexistence.


Time to flock together, settle into our favorite reading spots and read great works of literature from other countries.