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  1. Lost in translation- the humour of racial slurs

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... hip-hop artists. African-Americans tend more to be identified as 'funny men' due to Jackie Chan's promotion of Chris Tucker in the Rush Hour movies. 'Don't get too comfy: ... in Kuala Lumpur to get a lesson in cross-cultural relationships. 'There you'll see it. Nigerians date Chinese girls, European women go out with Malay men: you only have to look around. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/662922/lost-translation-humour-racial-slurs
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers will get a chance to embrace "Taiwanese-style Chinese culture" in a big way, says a top industry professional who will head the island's cultural office in the city. Katherine Lee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1037056/new-head-taiwans-office-hong-kong-aims-promote-islands-culture
  3. Cultural heritage a high priority

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in 2004. It was a spectacular success by any standards, but Hong Kong's embrace of popular culture from Taiwan goes back a long way, with the talents of performers such as the legendary singer ... gifts. Taiwan's culture runs a lot deeper- from the ancient customs of its native aborigines to modern-day art and literature, distinctive folk opera, puppetry and innovative performing arts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992853/cultural-heritage-high-priority
  4. Another Beijing Cultural Relic gone

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... since been torn down. The government also refused to make the city simply a political and cultural hub, instead making it the centre for everything- often blamed for problems such as traffic ... the residence from being harmed during the Lunar New Year [fireworks celebration],' Kong Fanzhi, director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage, was quoted by Xinhua as saying. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991229/another-beijing-cultural-relic-gone
  5. Ancient painting finally spans a cultural divide

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... cultural unification across the Taiwan Strait. From today until the end of next month, visitors to Taipei's National Palace Museum will be able to view Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains- one ... economic co-operation as a result of the engagement policy adopted by mainland-friendly Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou in 2008, Beijing had pushed for further cultural exchanges in the hope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969430/ancient-painting-finally-spans-cultural-divide
  6. Cultural leaders flock to join programme

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Michael Taylor With interest building towards the construction of the West Kowloon Cultural District, more people are inspired to take courses in arts administration. The school of humanities at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is launching an advanced cultural leadership programme this autumn. It will be the first cultural leadership programme in Asia. 'It aims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965393/cultural-leaders-flock-join-programme
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Avenue of Comic Stars opens in Kowloon Park with statues of characters

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The landmark, featuring 24 characters dating back to the 1960s, aims to promote comic culture. The fibreglass figures placed along the 100 metre long avenue include the satirical Old Master Q who first ... culture. The figures, built at a cost of HK$1.5 million to HK$2 million, are up to three metres high. The Hong Kong Comics and Animation Federation and the Hong Kong Productivity Council organised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1049718/avenue-comic-stars-opens-kowloon-park-statues-characters
  8. Splash of cultures

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... locals, while praising the way new investment has dramatically improved Jinghong's infrastructure, decry the way the Han influx is diluting Dai culture. 'Not many Dai speak our language ... of the kids can understand what we are saying but can't really speak it. But now a lot of them can't even understand. It will have a big effect on our culture if no one speaks Dai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964201/splash-cultures
  9. Cultural clashes could lead to quick divorce

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Rex Aguado

    ... culture. Even among Western companies, this harmonising mission can be a daunting task. Often, the cultural clash can be contained and, over time, neutralised. Sometimes results can be awful, ... America. Unfortunately, some of these companies are prone to tumble and self-destruct in a social and cultural minefield. 'From understanding the local legislative landscape to overcoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732349/cultural-clashes-could-lead-quick-divorce
  10. Aboriginals offer glimpse into island's rich cultures

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... Ed Peters Taiwan is considered one of Asia's best kept travel secrets and one of its most fascinating aspects is its aboriginal culture. The Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines in Taipei offers one of the best introductions to the island's indigenous cultures. Established in 1994, it is dedicated to promoting understanding between different ethnic groups through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726510/aboriginals-offer-glimpse-islands-rich-cultures

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