On Feb. 10, the MGH Chinese Scientists and Staff Association hosted its annual Lunar New Year celebration. More than 250 people from the MGH community gathered in the Simches Building to enjoy a festive dinner and a variety of entertainment to welcome the Year of the Rooster. In Chinese culture, the rooster means the end of the darkness and the beginning of a brilliant new day. More than 15 performers from the MGH family and the greater Boston area shared traditional Chinese music, dance and entertainment with the audience.

“It was a festive event with lots of families, friends and entertainment from MGHers and local community members,” says Ji Wang, research fellow in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. “A good time was had by all celebrating the Year of the Rooster.”

Zhiyu Yan, research fellow in the Cutaneous Biology Research Center, is pictured left playing the Erhu, a traditional Chinese instrument that he has played for 15 years. Jieling Pan, pictured right, plays the Guzheng – also known as the Chinese zither – a Chinese plucked string instrument. 


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