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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: culture vultures

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Hongkongers who dread their sovereign, however, the emperor was worried about the influence of his subjects. The Jin was founded by the Jurchen people, originally nomads from the northeast of China (by modern borders), who ruled over much of northern China from 1115 to 1234. Enamoured by the more precocious cultural accomplishments of the Han Chinese subjects who vastly outnumbered them, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1621973/reflections-culture-vultures
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: trouble on Mao Zedong Street

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by UFRIEDA HO

    ... as controversial as Mao Zedong. South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is cosy with Beijing, and China is now the rainbow nation's largest trading partner. Unsurprisingly then, ... this man is because they are pimping the nation out to China," JimBoy tweeted. Investor44 posted, "What next? Hitler Avenue, Stalin Drive, Amin Drive and Jack the Ripper Street?" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1622908/city-scope-trouble-mao-zedong-street
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: class cutting

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Jason Wordie

    ... of your survival. Mao’s China, Stalin’s Russia and Pol Pot’s Cambodia all shared this chilling characteristic. In Russia, between 1917 and the late 1930s, the middle and upper classes were exiled ... Rouge henchmen who, let’s never forget, were sponsored by China, simply killed the lot. But China, as ever, was different. Unlike in Russia, communism’s worst excesses only endured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1617555/then-now-class-cutting
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    Reflections: one for the history books

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... I search both online and off to fill in the blanks. In 1065, Emperor Yingzong, of the Northern Song dynasty, commissioned Sima Guang to compile a grand narrative of China’s past. Sima and his team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1616847/reflections-one-history-books
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    Then & Now: The China lover

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:14am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie The realities encountered by singer-actress Yoshiko Yamaguchi do not fit easily into today's Sino-Japanese narrative. The China lover The recent death in Tokyo of singer ... in northeastern China and Taiwan. China's northeastern provinces- better known then as Manchuria- became a Japanese sphere of influence after Japan was granted "most favoured nation" status ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1599504/then-now-china-lover
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: long division

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... it as a way to incorporate capitalist Hong Kong and Macau into socialist China. It’s not the first time this formula has been applied in China. The Khitan people founded the Khitan (or Liao) dynasty in the early 10th century. At its zenith, it covered present-day northeast China, Mongolia and parts of far east Russia. In 936, the Khitan took control of the Sixteen Prefectures of Yan and Yun, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1611440/reflections-long-division
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    Then & now: the look of exodus

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 10:09pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie The SAR is no stranger to politically linked emigration, but the current departures may be the most damaging, writes Jason Wordie The look of exodus Hong Kong has experienced distinct waves of emigration over the past 70 years; and another groundswell of departures is under way. Between 1947 and 1952, more than 1.5 million people decamped from China to Hong Kong. Many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1607604/then-now-look-exodus
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 10:09pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... and the Boer war (1899-1902) in South Africa. In 1949, the newly formed People's Republic of China cancelled the rail service completely. Lugard wasn't around to enjoy the ride for long- he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1607605/six-degrees
  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: Casting wide

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:14am by Violet Law

    ... Violent law in Fort Kochi On the Malabar Coast of southwest India, an enduring mystery relating to medieval China-India contact lives on in the form of fishing nets. The cheenavala- ... of the Indian Ocean. Political unrest, which culminated in the Manchu invasion of China, saw the Ming dynasty's seafaring ambitions ebb. Local historians believe it is plausible that the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1600115/city-scope-casting-wide
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:15am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman Margaret Thatcher met with the then paramount leader of the People’s Republic, Deng Xiaoping, in late September 1982, when she is infamously said to have “lost Hong Kong” to China. Perhaps the British prime minister was bound for failure, having described China as a “rather unpleasant place governed by rather unpleasant people” when she first visited, in 1977. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1600207/six-degrees

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