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Chinese New Year through a Photo App: A Photo Exhibition

The Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of the new year according to the lunar calendar. It is a time to return to one's hometown, reunite with family, honour ancestors and worship deities. Many traditional rituals are still practiced at the same time as new modern ways influence how one celebrate and share this event. To send well-wishes via social media and share one's experiences via photography is today very common.

This photo exhibition consists of photographs selected among the more than 5000 photographs that Chinese people posted on the photo app Kuaipai, kuaipai during Chinese New Year 2018. The photo exhibition is thus both a way to understand how Chinese New Year is celebrated in different parts of China and a way to understand how social media practices and photography today is integrated in Chinese people's lives. The exhibition is curated by Marina Svensson as part of the Digital China Research Project funded by the Swedish Research Council.


Social media and apps in China

Chinese New Year: Tradition and Change


Opening of the exhibition at the Centre on 4 February 2019 between 15.00 - 16.00 when Marina will briefly introduce the exhibition.

The exhibition starts in the corridor and continues in the library.

The exhibition will close on 15 February.



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