Monday, February 11, 2013
Chinese families and other local residents gathered at Eagan's Wescott Library on Sunday to mark the first day of the two-week "Year of the Little Dragon" celebration.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us The "Year of the Little Dragon" took the Wescott Library in Eagan by storm on Sunday afternoon, as local Chinese residents and other community members gathered for calligraphy demonstrations, Chinese dance performances and even chopstick contests. Sunday, Feb. 10, marked the first day of the Chinese New Year festivities, a two-week long celebration that traditionally ends with the Lantern Festival. The coming year is designated as the "Year of the Little Dragon". Eagan's festival was organized by community members and the Building Bridges Cultural Exchange, a nonprofit cultural immersion program founded by Eagan resident Yanmei Jiang.
Monday, July 23, 2012
The panel, held at Wescott Library, featured a handful of Chinese American and Chinese exchange students.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Yin Qi remembers her first experience with American fast food. A native of China, Qi visited a KFC restaurant with her mother when she was in fifth grade. The meal was greasy but good, she thought at the time. Qi, now a college student at Shandong Polytechnic University in Jinan, China, no longer likes eating American fast food—but her interest in the United States has never waned. This summer, she and classmate Guo Yaxiong spent several weeks staying with host families in Red Wing as part of an exchange program organized by Building Bridges Cultural Exchange. On Thursday, the pair joined a handful of Chinese Americans and other multi-cultural students …
Monday, July 16, 2012
"Two Sides of the Mirror: Mutual Reflections of China and the U.S." is scheduled to run from 2 p.m. to 3:30 pm. this Thursday.
High school and college students from America and China will converge on Thursday at Wescott Library in Eagan at a cultural exchange panel hosted by the Dakota County Library. "Two Sides of the Mirror: Mutual Reflections of China and the U.S." is scheduled to run from 2 p.m. to 3:30 pm. this Thursday. The students, from Shandong Polytechnic University, Macalester College, and Eagan High School, will talk about being Chinese-American in the United States and studying the Chinese language and culture in the United States. They will also answer questions from the audience. Eagan resident Yanmei Jiang, an English and Cultural Studies instructor and co-founder of Building Bridges Cultural Exchange, will moderate the panel. Building Bridges …