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  1. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    For the unmentionables that are obscene and not heard

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and linguistic history, with the other sort of swearing: vows and oaths. Consider for a moment the origins of almost any word we have for bad language- "profanity", "curses", ... to sketch the background, too. How do we know what was obscene in a dead language? By literary genre, essentially: if it was written on the toilet wall but didn't appear in satire, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Migrants' flawed champion

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Vanessa Ko

    ... activity and money issues between laundrymen. He was sued repeatedly, arrested a few times and had a litigious streak, too. He irrationally hated and denounced the Cantonese, calling them "low ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hong Kong, by the books

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... (Dickens, Thackeray, even Conrad) to explore the ever-adapting English language: "Me tink-ee mak-ee half-um silver dollar can buy all-um duck market hab got Canton-side." Language, Hong ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Starved nation tucks into a feast of words at Myanmar book festival

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... translated. That is starting to change: Chang's Wild Swans, for example, has recently been published in the Myanmese language. Even the format of the festival, with question-and-answer sessions ... of the country's writers: besides books in their own language, they have also written books in English. But other Myanmese writers need to be translated to find a voice beyond their own land, and need ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book review: Five Star Billionaire, by Tash Aw

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by SOPHIE CHEN

    ... of contemporary China. The prose is lucid and unhurried, and Aw keeps an impressively tight rein on a sprawling narrative. Besides spanning languages and plots, it is also a primer on popular Chinese ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Here comes trouble

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... the authorities took it down. Two years later, the English translation was published; it's now available in more than 15 languages, with a total of 100,000 copies printed - 20,000 of them ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BOOKS

    Reading is a lifelong joy that must begin early

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Karen Pittar

    ... to Hong Kong and has set up youth reading group Blooming Club, says daily reading builds language foundations. "Reading helps children grow vocabulary and have a better grasp of grammar, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hard to put down- a hectic but rewarding year in books

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Xi, author The Collective by Don Lee. This hits you with every Asian racial slur in the English language in a novel that blows the top off our oh-so-liberal politically correct, polite ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    J.K. Rowling dissects small-town life in new novel

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... Pagford, Rowling tackles grown-up themes in grown-up language. We start with a death (Barry Fairweather collapses, vomits and dies of an aneurysm), proceed through the cold calculations of local ...



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