Lights, camera, action! On cue, the theme song of Fairchild Television’s prime time talk show, Leisure Talk, began. For a brief moment, I spaced out as I heard the whimsical melody heard countless times before. When it ended, there was a brief silence before the host began talking and then it hit me – I wasn’t watching the show from my parents’ living room, I was in their television studio being interviewed for an hour-long Chinese episode, sharing the story of my unexpected journey to relearn Cantonese and establish a Cantonese language scholarship at the University of Toronto.
This fall, we interviewed the talented content creator, photographer, and stylist Li-Chi Pan. If you’ve see her Instagram feed, you would know why she was recognized by ELLE Magazine for her artistic work. We asked Li-Chi to introduce herself for our Fête audiences to get to know more about her inspiration and creations!
From long ago, traditions celebrating love such as Valentine’s Day have dominated cultures from around the world. But celebrating “singles” is a rather contemporary phenomenon. It seems as though being single was not worth celebrating in the larger context of society. But in schools in China, there is a new movement for the singles — it’s also known as “Singles Day”…
When I was a kid, coming home from school was the highlight of my day. My parents were busy running their business so usually that meant we were greeted at home by my grandmother, my Poh Poh. Unfailingly, whenever the weather was somewhat cool, there was always a fresh pot of pork bone soup on the stovetop waiting to be devoured by my brother, sister, and I shortly after we stepped off the school bus….
This week, our Associate Editor, had the opportunity to speak with Jennifer Liao and learn more about what motivates her as a Chinese Canadian director. Read more about her upbringing, her work, and what’s next. Make sure to get your tickets for the TIFF event on Monday October 28!
Synonymous with China yet slightly more textured, the word “Cathay” would become the name of the fundraising gala for the Mon Sheong Foundation in Toronto in 1992. Learn more about Cathay Ball and its origin story.
Starting today for one week, TIFF is launching their “Seeing the Unseen: Re-Encountering Chinese Cinema” program. Films selected include works by Stanley Kwan, Jia Jiangke, Jiang Wen, Lou Ye, and many more.
Located in the Ryerson Image Centre this month, you will find an amazing collection of photographs by Chinese-Canadian artist, Lucy Lu. Fête Chinoise is proud to introduce this exhibition about longing and a new lens on “home” in China with notes from the RIC team.
According to Lunar Calender, the number 9 is a Yang number. Hence, the 9th day of the 9th month is “Double Yang“. Climbing to the mountain top to wish for good luck has been a common tradition on this day since the ancient days.
Designed by Fête Chinoise, these beautiful characters were written by Master Debbie Mak. Each quote represented a message about time as we live our busy lives. Chinese idioms are filled with wisdom about time and the pursuit of knowledge. Master Debbie Mak is part of a larger exhibition in Toronto this week, entitled: “PASSION ART: Chinese Brush Painting & Watercolour.”
The two main characters of “Wild Goose Lake” are not only stunningly handsome and beautiful, but both also hold life-changing moments and histories close to their hearts. Read on to find out more about Shanghai-born Hu Ge (Hugh Hu) and Taipei-native Gwei Lun-Mei.
In collaboration with Fête Chinoise, Cadillac Fairview invites you to a series of pop-art-inspired Lantern Pavilions that you won't want to miss! You'll also be able to purchase a delicious custom mooncake in a limited edition keepsake tin. There's a special perk from Saint Germain that comes with each exclusive 2019 CF mooncake!
Collected Letters uses traditional Chinese porcelain as its medium; porcelain is one of the materials that Liu have been practicing with for many years. What Liu was hoping for when he chose porcelain as the material for this installation was to bring it to the artistic practices of the contemporary and to reinvest it with new functions.
On Thursday, February 8, LOUIS XIII and Fête Chinoise VIP gathered for an intimate dinner at the Shangri-la Hotel Toronto to celebrate the Year of the Dog. It was a night of mingling with entertainment from Steinway & Sons Gallery (Markham) and Wushu Project. Guests had portraits taken by IKONICA and glamour photos by YYZ Events' Steve Blackburn.