Chinese New Year: Happy Year of the Rabbit! 🐇
Let's kick off the year with a focus on Chinese arts on Art Explora Academy! Let's start with a reminder of the myth behind the Chinese zodiac and let's follow in the footsteps of the great Chinese dynasties and their artistic creations: the terracotta army of the Qin emperor, the mysterious Forbidden City... not to mention the famous chinese landscape painting!

What’s your sign? In Western astrology, it’s a constellation determined by when your birthday falls in the calendar. But according to the Chinese zodiac (生肖), it’s your shuxiang, meaning the animal assigned to your birth year. Of the many myths explaining these animal signs and their arrangement, the most enduring one is that of The Great Race. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen recounts this classic myth.

Lesson by Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen, animation by Marta Prokopová.

Content produced by : TED Ed

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On the agenda
video - 4:22
The myth behind the Chinese zodiac
By: Ted Ed
video - 1:20
Chinese New Year’s Print
By: Rijksmuseum
video - 3:11
Gardens in Chinese Art
By: Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art
podcast - 38:55
Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Army
By: Stuff about Things