More than a million Australians celebrate Lunar New Year, mostly from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese backgrounds. As we make our way into the Year of the Dog, six families reflect on what it means to them. The Lim family moved to Melbourne from Malaysia four years ago. Kavitha is a marketing assistant and Sheng Yaw is a 3D animator. For Kavitha, who is Indian, Lunar New Year has always been about celebrating Sheng Yaw's Chinese culture with both sides of their family.
This week, about 1.5 billion people around the world are getting ready to welcome the Year of the Dog. It's all about spending time with family and friends, feasting on foods with symbolic meanings, gift-giving and good wishes. Here's a look at how Lunar New Year began, and some of the ways people from Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese backgrounds will be celebrating in Australia. The lunar calendar has a 12-year cycle with a different animal each year.
Born in Indonesia in 1957 to Chinese parents, Li-Young Lee is a major poet with four collections, including The City in Which I Love You (1990), From Blossoms (2007), and a memoir. His maternal great-grandfather was Yuan Shikai, China’s first republican president. His father was a physician in China who acted as Mao Zedong’s personal secretary and suffered political imprisonments in Indonesia. His forthcoming collection, The Undressing (W. W. Norton), will be published in 2018.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".