The Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (JCLC) Office wishes you all a happy and prosperous New Year of the Rat! Our heartfelt thanks to 王紫微, a friend of Dr. Jin Xi 金溪 at the JCLC Beijing Office, for designing such an elegant greeting card!

The image in this greeting card (a rat eating lychee)is taken from the famous three paintings of rats《三鼠圖》done by Zhu Zhanji 朱瞻基, Emperor Xuan of Ming 明宣宗 (1399—1435), the grandson of the illustrious Emperor Yongle. (Ref: