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  1. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Japan: The Paradox of Harmony, by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall Japan: The Paradox of Harmony by Keiko Hirata and Mark Warschauer Yale University Press 3.5 stars Julian Ryall A book, as we all know, should never be judged by its cover, ... as in this book. As someone who lives in Japan and has the deepest respect for many of its traditional attributes- loyalty, an ethos of hard work, respect for others, a low crime rate- I find this book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1541652/book-review-japan-paradox-harmony-keiko-hirata-and-mark-warschauer
  2. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Mirror of Love, by Joachim Chu Chee-kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore The Mirror of Love by Joachim Chu Chee-kong World Scientific 1 star Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore "What has gone wrong with marriage?" Hong Kong businessman turned author Joachim Chu Chee-kong was inspired to explore the su ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1531578/book-review-mirror-love-joachim-chu-chee-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Trainer Brian Cha aims for another sporting record- by shooting hoops

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Jumping through hoops for a record He swung his way into the record books by hitting golf balls, then achieved an electrifying cycling feat. Now Brian Cha ... to write a book to find out how leaders in different fields- business, political, and religion- stay healthy. "All this is part of a goal to inspire people," Cha said. Cha's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542613/trainer-brian-cha-aims-another-sporting-record-shooting-hoops
  4. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    That'll teach you! Jilted man buys hundreds of cinema tickets to prove to ex how wealthy he's become

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:13pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A man who was dumped by his girlfriend seven years ago has booked all the tickets at several IMAX screenings of the new  Transformers  film in a bizarre bid ... running his own company in Shanghai, he was finally able to afford to book all of the seats in four of the six IMAX theatres in Beijing for this Friday's showing of Transformers: Age ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1540882/man-donates-250000-yuan-worth-imax-cinema-tickets-bid-impress-ex
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Three in four parents against gay rights, finds poll by conservative Christian group

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... should read books describing homosexual relationships as "normal and beautiful". A similar percentage felt that teachers had the right not to teach that "homosexual relationships ... bisexual and transgender community because their parents knew nothing about it, there were no books available on the topic and public figures rarely came out as gay or supported the community. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542006/three-four-parents-against-gay-rights-finds-poll-conservative
  6. News - World - SOCIETY

    Internet destroying our relationships, says author of Men are from Mars

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... also lead to sex addiction. Gray, whose books including the original 1992 classic have been published in 50 languages and sold 50 million copies, is also worried about feminism, which he blames ... independence, but when you go too far in that direction, then who's at home?" Gray said widespread feminism in America held back sales of his books, while other parts of the world were more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1526083/internet-destroying-our-relationships-says-author-men-are-mars
  7. News - World - SOCIETY

    Financial meltdown in 2007 blamed for 13,000 suicides in North America and Europe

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:19pm by MCT

    ... Durkheim observed the link between economic hardship and suicide. "It is a well-known fact that economic crises have an aggravating effect on suicidal tendency," he wrote in his book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530990/financial-meltdown-2007-blamed-13000-suicides-north-america-and-europe
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Toilet read offers advice for mainland visitors caught short

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... "As a Hong Kong citizen, I can choose to follow the mainstream and start shouting with my hands on my hips," says the author in the book's foreword. "But I hope I can make even the slightest contribution to healing the wound. "I wish to end the hatred where it started," he writes, referring to the furore over the behaviour of mainland visitors to Hong Kong,  The book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501946/toilet-read-offers-advice-mainland-visitors-caught-short
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    ‘Hong Kong is becoming like the mainland’: Author Bi Feiyu urges city to preserve its culture

    Posted May 01st 2014, 11:20pm by Oliver Chou

    ... at a literary event in Shanghai a few years ago, Bi said: "Instead of writing 'love books' or 'love the motherland', I wrote, 'Wishing for sparkling clean toilets at Shanghai Book Fair'. "I said that because of my experience at the Hong Kong Book Fair, where the toilets are so clean that if you drop a scoop of ice cream on the floor, you could still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502052/author-bi-feiyu-tells-hongkongers-maintain-citys-culture
  10. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: Why Philanthropy Matters, by Zoltan J. Acs

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Why Philanthropy Matters by Zoltan J. Acs Princeton University Press This book is a good exposition of the history and development of philanthropy in the United States ... GDP. In 2012, according to the iDonate website, Hong Kong people gave HK$8.77 billion to charity, more than three times the HK$2.55 billion in 2000. Acs' book is good for those who want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1223787/book-review-why-philanthropy-matters-zoltan-j-acs

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