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Born in Singapore, but a global citizen, Joyce Chng writes mainly science fiction and YA. She likes steampunk and tales of transfiguration/transformation. Her fiction has appeared in The Apex Book of World SF II, We See A Different Frontier, Cranky Ladies of History, and Accessing The Future. Her YA includes a trilogy about a desert planet and a fantasy duology in Qing China. She also has a picturebook about dragons and Chinese New Year under Lantana Publishing. Follow Joyce on Twitter here or visit her website.

When I was a little girl, I used to watch with open-mouthed admiration and puzzlement as my mother prepared the

Chinese dragons are believed to be symbols of good luck and wisdom, bearers of immense power, and controllers of the

Here are a couple of folklore and stories associated with Chinese New Year. I have grown up with these stories