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Happy Chinese New Year, Otterbein!

Happy Chinese New Year, Otterbein!

As Chinese New Year is celebrated on Jan. 28, Otterbein University wishes everyone a happy year of the rooster! Watch a New Year video greeting from Otterbein faculty and staff, wishing everyone good health and prosperity.

Also, Otterbein’s Opening Doors to the World program invites the community to explore the arts and culture of China during the year of the Rooster. This multi-year international arts initiative will host a full slate of events this spring. All events are free and open to the public.


Water and Ink Revisited
Now-April 30
Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.
Public Reception: Friday, March 10, 5-7 p.m.

A special exhibition of works on paper by fine art faculty from the Shanghai Printing and Publishing College, the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, and Shanghai Jian Qiao University, three of Otterbein's partner schools in China.


Chinese Festival
Feb. 4
Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mt. Royal Ave.
Co-organized by Otterbein University


How Maps Turn World History Upside Down with Dr. Siu-Leung Lee
Feb. 6
6-7 p.m.
Room 114, Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

For the past 400 years, the 1602 Chinese world map (Kunyu Wanguo Quantu) has been believed to be the work of Matteo Ricci translating from works of European cartographers. However, as the nickname “The Impossible Black Tulip” indicates, the map is incompatible with such authorship. Using a forensic approach, detailed analysis of more than 600 maps from 14th to 18th century as well as original records of explorers reveals that the map is in fact completed before 1430 by Chinese explorers, overturning the history of the Age of Exploration. This discovery has profound implications on American history.


Silk Road Concert
April 9
7:30 p.m.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville

Guest performer Dr. Siu-Leung Lee will play erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument, during the concert.


Watch a New Year video greeting from Otterbein faculty and staff, wishing everyone good health and prosperity during the year of the rooster 2017.
Learn more about Otterbein University International Admission.