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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:42pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... of bookworms queued up in Wan Chai on Wednesday morning for Hong Kong’s biggest annual book fair, with some having camped out overnight to be among the first to hit the booths. The Hong Kong Book Fair, ... exhibition focuses on Hong Kong's publishing history. Visitors can see examples of old printing and historical books or take a closer look at more recent publications from the past two decades. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555367/literature-lovers-camp-out-overnight-hong-kong-book-fair-begins
  2. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: All-American Ads of the 40s, by Jim Heimann and W.R. Wilkerson III

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by AAYUSH NIROULA

    ... Aayush Niroula All-American Ads of the 40s by Jim Heimann and W. R. Wilkerson III Taschen The second world war saw American advertisers pitching nationalism to the public: a collective, can-do vibe that would take the country to victory. This bravado come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574184/book-review-all-american-ads-40s-jim-heimann-and-wr-wilkerson-iii
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Local 'Oscars for books' awards call on public, experts to vote for winners

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com 'Oscars for books' to spur city's readers Local books and authors are set to vie for their first merit awards based on voting by experts and the public. The first Hong Kong Golden Book Award- dubbed the city's "Oscars for books" by the organisers- has shortlisted for competition 158 new titles launched since last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568552/local-oscars-books-awards-call-public-experts-vote-winners
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    One million people visit Hong Kong book fair in record turnout

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Record turnout for festival of literature as readers snap up bargains Visitor numbers hit 1m as book closes on fair Helped by improved weather, this year's week-long Book Fair saw a record high turnout of more than a million people, up from 980,000 last year. An hour before the doors closed on the annual fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557314/hong-kong-book-fair-visitors-hit-1m-event-draws-close
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    I'm no hero, says Frank Dikoetter, author of book banned on mainland China

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com I'm no hero, says author ofbook banned on mainland Frank Dikoetter may have published books inflammatory enough to have been banned on the mainland, ... historians who are going into the archives in the PRC, and who take far greater risks with their careers than I do." Dikoetter was speaking at the Hong Kong Book Fair to promote his latest work, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555656/im-no-hero-says-frank-dikoetter-author-book-banned-mainland-china
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Delve into the past and travel the world at the Hong Kong Book Fair

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by AMY NIP AND SARAH KARACS

    ... Amy Nip and Sarah Karacs With a record number of exhibitors drawn from far and wide, this year's Book Fair promises to take visitors on a journey of the imagination Delve into past, travelthe world with a book Books can enable Hongkongers to look beyond their day-to-day lives and learn about the city's past and the world beyond its borders, exhibitors at this year's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554954/delve-past-and-travel-world-hong-kong-book-fair
  7. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: Japanese Animation, edited by Masao Yokota and Tze-yue G. Hu

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by BEN SIN

    ... That these are essays translated and edited by scholars won't be lost on readers: the tone of the book is staid- which is unfortunate, given the subject matter is a lively and colourful form ... history. It's odd, however, to find that Akira Toriyama's Dragonball Z has been ignored, since the action-packed anime is arguably the most popular series ever. The book's editors- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1551897/book-review-japanese-animation-edited-masao-yokota-and-tze-yue-g-hu
  8. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: What Do You Pack? If You Are Never Coming Back, by Roberto Di Marco

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:16pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... psychiatrist and author Dr Roberto di Marco, who specialises in relationships, helps us to understand the lives and motivations of the protagonists. The book was first published in Italian in 2007. ... and moves into the house Vincent bought. But he begins to suspect her of ordering the killing of his friend and moves out. What is best about this book is the wealth of detail. Each chapter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546501/book-review-what-do-you-pack-if-you-are-never-coming-back-roberto-di
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality: Hong Kong library under fire for 'anti-gay propaganda'

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Activists for sexual minorities say Central Library should consider putting a warning on book it carries on 'preventing homosexuality' in children 'A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality' A gay rights group has suggested a disclaimer may be needed for a library book that openly encourages parents to "prevent" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560024/gay-cure-library-book-may-need-disclaimer-gay-rights-group-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time for a hand in marriage

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards in 2004 and was chosen to open the Venice Film Festival Critics' Week the following year. Her books now encompass a broader arrange of social issues, and Chen said ... business failed. They scraped a living selling clothes to pay off debts. It took eight years. Chen describes that time as a gypsy life. She started writing her first book when she was fresh out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570788/time-hand-marriage

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