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  1. 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 ...

  2. Cultural Affairs Bureau wins no awards with insulting contest rules

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... The Cultural Affairs Bureau, which is calling for submissions, says the competition is open only to professional architects in Macau. But the winner will have to give up his design because ... if that's the way it feels. The director of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ho Lai Chun da Luz, has said, 'the contest is absolutely fair.' But she sidestepped the big question- why ...

  3. Cultural deficit

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... There is nothing unusual about countries promoting cultural exchanges with China. But this event was different. It was filled with juxtaposing ironies: the different paths of social and economic ... themselves about their own culture, where ethnicity is now reduced to a superficial, Disneyesque imitation of its past. Today, in Beijing, there is only one dream- the Olympics- which is in danger ...

  4. Cultural desert

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The outgoing British consul general, Stephen Bradley, criticised Hong Kong's obsession with making money, in his farewell speech. Do you agree and, if so, what can be done to rectify the problem? Write to us. ...

  5. Hong Kong is nothing more than a pot of zestless cultural congee

    Posted Oct 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... business travellers and appeal to people who insist that Hong Kong is not a cultural desert, it reveals the unfortunate fact that Hong Kong is indeed nothing more than a pot of zestless cultural ... For example, look at the arts scene in Beijing. Is Hong Kong merely a cultural collector, only capable of putting together what the others have got? Has Hong Kong lost, or not yet found, its ...

  6. Culture shock

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Cynthia Yeung

    ... Cynthia Yeung I associate culture shock with foreign countries. We experience culture shock when we visit Japan and have to navigate our way through the complicated rituals of gift-giving and manners. We experience culture shock when we go to the United States and the most popular Chinese dishes seem to be 'General Tso's Chicken' or 'Grandmother Chicken'. ...

  7. Taiwan not invited to cultural forum

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Taiwanese officials have not been invited to Hong Kong for a ministerial conference on cultural affairs to be held later this month. Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping announced details yesterday of the $3.5 million Asia Cultural Co-operation Forum - Capitalising on Creativity, describing it as the first of its kind in East Asia. But he said he did not know who ...

  8. Local culture, local colour

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Hor-Chung Lau

    ... because it reveals a specific city culture, the cultural identity of Hong Kong'. Certainly, many of the works rely on images familiar to Hongkongers- piles of oranges, piles of T-shirts, ...

  9. Roar of the lion

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and culturally important event seen among people celebrating the Lunar New Year in other parts of the world? This eye report takes you away from China and gives you a glimpse of how the lion dance is performed in countries with a different culture. 1 Already standing on pedestals, a dancer, who takes the role of the back legs of a lion, lifts a young dancer high into the air during a performance ...

  10. From roar beginnings

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kobi Chan Not being indigenous to China, lions were probably introduced along with Buddhism from West Asia via the Silk Road- as gifts to Chinese emperors to help secure trading rights. The first records of lion dancing date to the Han dynasty (206BC-AD22 ...




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