Celebrating Lunar New Year: 2024

Fifteen stories on the interconnected histories of China, South Korea, Malaysia, and South Asia — from the creation of Indo-Chinese food to anti-Asian U.S. immigration policy.

Lunar New Year being celebrated in Kolkata, India (Photo by Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

The Juggernaut


February 9, 2024

People from Taiwan, China, Vietnam, South Korea, Malaysia, and several other nations are ringing in the Lunar New Year on February 10.

On this occasion, we reflect on the connections between Eastern cultures who celebrate Lunar New Year, and those of South Asia — from the creation of Indo-Chinese food to how American policy discriminated against Asian Americans to the legacy of Harold & Kumar.

As you read the below, we hope they spark joy and curiosity about our interconnected stories. Happy Lunar New Year!

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