Introduction to the Chinese Zodiac – online presentation from Cultural Keys in May!

While most educational centres in Beijing are closed, people still have a thirst for learning that needs satisfying! Join Cultural Keys online via Zoom in May for our next Cultural Insights presentations, this time looking at the Chinese zodiac!

Read on to see what you can learn during our May presentation!

– Chinese Zodiac Online Presentation –

The Chinese Zodiac is one of the most interesting and easily accessible aspects of traditional Chinese culture. But it’s origins and importance in Chinese culture is not very well known!

This presentation will look at the system’s myths and legends, member animals and their respective characteristics and cultural significance of the Chinese zodiac, both throughout history and in modern times, as well as comparing it to other zodiacs around the world.

Perfect for anyone with a general interest in Chinese astrology or just history and culture in general!

Date: May 14th
Location: Via Zoom; accessible via Zoom mobile app or website; no account required
Start time: 6pm (Beijing time) 11am (London time)
End time: 7:15pm (Beijing time) 12:15pm (London time)
Price: 50RMB per person
Availability: Max. 15 people
Payment: Prepayment required via WeChat, Alipay or PayPal – no account required (if paying with PayPal, please add +5% PayPal transaction fee)

Cup with zodiac animals around the rim, 7th-9th Century Xinjiang – Metropolitan Museum of Art

Our online presentations give an introduction to each topic, followed by language points and a short discussion, all presented in English by one of Cultural Keys’ native-English speaking hosts.

The current lunar year is the Year of the Rat

The limit for participation is fifteen people per presentation. Twenty-four hours before the presentation, all participants will be emailed the meeting URL and presentation password. After the presentation, all participants will be sent a copy of the presentation for their own reference.

To sign up, please scan the QR code on the poster, add AJDonnelly on WeChat, or email us at [email protected]. Have any question about the event, or want to recommend another topic of traditional Chinese culture for a future presentation? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook or Twitter. We always love hearing from you!



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