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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

For All the Tea in Zhōngguó: Poetry In Two Languages

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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Halifax, NS



Offered in English and Mandarin.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


In celebration of the 10th annual Culture Days, the Museum is pleased to host this unique blend of English and Mandarin poetry readings from the new book For All The Tea in Zhōngguó compiled by Rodger Martin. The result of 30 years of writing, the book has two parts, first, Rodger's poems published in China over the past three decades; second, the work of Chinese New Pastoral poets that he collaborated with over the same period. Rodger will be reading poems in English, and Dr. Shao-Pin Luo, Chinese Studies Professor from Dalhousie University, will be reading poems in Mandarin.

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Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 - Musée canadien de l'immigration du Quai 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is located in the national historic site at the Halifax seaport where nearly one million immigrants landed in Canada from 1928 to 1971. Today, as Canada’s sixth national museum, we share the ongoing story of immigration to Canada—past to present, and coast to coast. Our exhibitions immerse visitors in the immigration experience and allow for a deeper understanding of how newcomers shape our country. Our staff and collections provide opportunities for visitors to discover the countless journeys to Canada and find their own family’s connection to the story. Countless Journeys. One Canada.


Eleanor Matheson