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    Due West, online novel about sex tourism in Dongguan, now a movie

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The book went viral and the movie could be a hit: 'Due West' lifts the lid on Hong Kong men seeking sex and solace in a Guangdong factory town A clutch of scantily clad young ... the cross-border sex trade, it is rarely discussed. Books and movies, though, provide an insight into a dark facet of city life. Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung did it with his 2003 comedy Men Suddenly ...

  2. Life experience in their teens

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... learned how to collaborate with others to get a job done more effectively. 'The experience definitely improved my inter-personal skills,' he says. 'As I had to show up for booked ...

  3. Book (1516)

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... ability to imagine paradise, and to make that paradise come true. On the surface, More's book is fairly straightforward. The Renaissance humanist lawyer and statesman himself appears ... the rest of the book features Hythloday's description of the island of Utopia which is supposedly a country run along ideal lines. What makes Utopia so confusing is that while about half ...

  4. No Matter What... They'll Call This Book Racist

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan No Matter What... They'll Call This Book Racist by Harry Stein Encounter Books (e-book) It is a good idea to question fears and prohibitions and this book shows why. ... that almost everything registers as such. This he calls 'chip-on-the-shoulder racism'- the kind that can never end. The book includes references to much that has caused outrage, including ...

  5. BOOK (1955)

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Russell Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Olympia Press Perhaps in no other novel has the concept of a caress been so toyed with and distorted, making readers question the boundaries and implications of a simple kiss. But readers of Vladimir Nabokov's L ...

  6. Great Ideas Series

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin Great Ideas Series Penguin $64 When life gets serious you need serious philosophers. Bill Clinton turned to Marcus Aurelius and Thomas a Kempis for consolation during Monica-gate. The emphasis in this series of books is largely on philosophy as a means of transcending personal difficulties. If you feel undervalued at work and ready to claw your way past ...

  7. Book prize eases pain for Aids doctor

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan and Ng Tze-wei An 85-year-old activist whose banned book about the mainland Aids epidemic has just won the Hong Kong Book Prize says the award will help ensure that 'the painful and angry voices of millions of those affected by Aids on the mainland are not buried and silenced'. Gao Yaojie said the book, China's Aids Plague: 10,000 Letters, which has been ...

  8. face-to-face book

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Good things come in threes The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) Social Service Group is conducting three events over the coming weeks to provide help for those in need. The first two will take place at the Christian Action's service centre for do ...

  9. BOOK (2005)

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Nick Walker A Long Way Down Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books) Novelist, essayist and journalist Nick Hornby's first two books, 1992's Fever Pitch and 1995's High Fidelity, established him as the leading exponent of 'lad lit' and an almost indispensable observer of contemporary British society. Hornby's gift as a storyteller is his ability to weave ...

  10. Book passes censors, has no photos but is still wrapped in plastic

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo One of the best, most informed and entertaining books on sex education to be sold in the city in many a publishing season has been released this month. But guess what? Even though the bilingual Sex in Hong Kong passed the official censors, some bookstores took one look at the title and decided voluntarily to wrap it in plastic. Some outlets of Joint Publishing (HK) ...




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