The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress invites applications for three competitive awards in 2023. The awards support ethnographic fieldwork with occupational groups; work with ethnographic collection materials at the Library of Congress; and ethnographic field research and documentation in the United States, especially by young scholars and documentarians. All three share the same deadline: March 1, 2023.

As many celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend, Jonathan H. X. Lee, professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University, spoke with NBC News to explain traditional beliefs about the Lunar New Year and the Chinese zodiac. Lee, whose research focuses on folklore and religions, provided perspective as we head into the Year of the Rabbit, saying “There is a lot of possibility for prosperity and flourishing, and for peace, really. The rabbit is a very strong symbol for peace."

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