A Golden Year

Vision Magazine - - Editor From The - 夏言

By the time you be­gin to peruse this is­sue of Vi­sion Magazine, the Chi­nese New Year cel­e­bra­tions of the Rooster year have come to a close. But just like the thou­sands of years of Chi­nese cul­ture and fes­tiv­i­ties that have per­sisted through the tide of time, the sparks and cheers of this fes­tive pe­riod will re­sound through­out the rest of the year.

Since the 19th Cen­tury gold rush, Chi­nese cul­ture has con­tin­u­ally left im­prints on Aus­tralian soil, and with a large num­ber of Chi­nese still im­mi­grat­ing to­day, this im­print has reached ev­ery cor­ner of this coun­try. This grad­ual in­fu­sion of East and West has brought about dis­plays such as pa­rades of Lion dances in­ter­mixed with a Chi­nese Fes­ti­val of Rac­ing. In to­day’s world where ev­ery­thing con­tin­ues to evolve and adapt, el­e­ments of Chi­nese cul­ture have per­me­ated ev­ery as­pect, with the Ori­en­tal de­sign be­com­ing a sig­nif­i­cant in­spi­ra­tion for high end fash­ion and lead­ing trends.

While China has its own share of stun­ning nat­u­ral won­ders, make sure you ex­pe­ri­ence some of Aus­tralia’s spec­tac­u­lar coast­line that is sure to blow you away with its unique beauty, in­clud­ing in­cred­i­ble for­ma­tions that have been shaped over mil­len­nia by wind, rain and sea.

In this is­sue we chat to the Aus­tralian head of Jack Daniel’s who won­ders why one of the most prom­i­nent brands in the US and Europe re­mains un­fa­mil­iar to the bulk of the Chi­nese.

As the Chi­nese say­ing goes, ‘with the call of the Golden Roost, a new morn­ing be­gins’, and just like the break­ing of dawn, the il­lus­tri­ous Chi­nese cul­ture il­lu­mi­nates a new era of fash­ion, in­no­va­tion and trends. It is Vi­sion’s mis­sion to share and strengthen the bond be­tween Eastern and Western cul­ture in Aus­tralia.

We would like to ex­tend a spe­cial thanks to Joanne Miss­ing­ham, the tal­ented Aus­tralian born Chi­nese pro­fes­sional Go player, who wishes our read­ers a happy Lu­nar New Year. The ed­i­tors of Vi­sion also wish our read­ers a happy Year of the Rooster - may this year bring you health and pros­per­ity!

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