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  1. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Pao's daughter reveals details of his role as political catalyst

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... of the Korean War (1950-53) through Kwong Da Wah, now known as China Resources. Pao's sentiment towards China did not diminish during the decade-long Cultural Revolution when he lost contacts ...

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    Closing acts: Clive James

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to analyse British culture, writing about everything." And, of course, to entertain. Clive James on television became a weekly must-see, importing an Aussie irreverence to rival that of Barry ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    World's iconic cities distilled on the mainland

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... symptoms of a culture in flux, and the perfect fodder for poking fun at the nouveau riche. The book reframes the debate. It points out that China has always assimilated foreign architecture ... assimilated foreign architecture, from imperial gardens dating back to the Han dynasty, to Soviet-inspired concrete blocks under Mao Zedong. It also highlights Chinese culture's more nuanced view ...

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    In Nijinsky, ballet's spark of genius smothered by madness

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... classical grind, in the hope he might do well enough in ballet to retire on an imperial pension at 36. Nijinsky was a byproduct of pre-revolutionary Russia, a culture wide open to influences western ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hong Kong, by the books

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... include Hong Kong's lack of interest in literary fiction, its preoccupation with commerce not culture, and- more fruitfully- the sheer elusiveness of the place. Western writers tend ... Radio (1997) combines boy's-own adventure during the second world war with a fable of cultural exchange. Jane Gardam's Old Filth (2004) transforms the old acronym (Failed in London Try ...

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    Migrants' flawed champion

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Vanessa Ko

    ... to help Americans understand Chinese culture, and ended with soaring oration in his passionate fight for equality as he pushed for the US government to overturn a law that made it illegal ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    All's not well on the home front

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... of movies. Born in Nagasaki, Murakami- now 61- was exposed to Western culture from an early age, thanks to the US naval base at Sasebo. He was placed under house arrest in high school for barricading ...

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    Pitfalls in immigrant writer's road to becoming American

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by BRON

    ... is doing well, economically, because of people like me. We have gone through the Cultural Revolution and suffered, so we don't take anything for granted and nobody can fool us. So we ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book review: Five Star Billionaire, by Tash Aw

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by SOPHIE CHEN

    ... culture, covering hallmarks from the zealousness of online communities to self-help books and food stalls. The interlocking lives of the five Malaysian-Chinese living on the mainland ... background. Aw's treatment of the unsavoury elements of contemporary Chinese culture- official corruption, mercenary romances- is earnest and sympathetic. He is not satirical, as are some Chinese ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Here comes trouble

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... for Beijing and her mother is away on a business trip, Champa decides to steal his employer's SUV and head for the capital. When he meets the daughter in Beijing, however, their cultural ... Born in Shanghai, he moved to Hong Kong as a child and worked here for many years as a journalist, founding and running City Magazine , a cultural periodical, for more than two decades from ...




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