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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: the common touch

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... River, located in present-day Henan province, was the lifeline of the then imperial capital Kaifeng. Along with tributes, this waterway transported grain supplies from the provinces to feed the imperial family, officials, the capital’s army and its people. As the repairs were taking longer than expected, Emperor Taizong of the Northern Song dynasty (reigned AD976- 997) decided to visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1580829/reflections-common-touch
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm

    ... Two wheels just weren’t enough and Howard soon moved to the car capital, Detroit. His success there afforded him a lavish lifestyle with all the requisite trimmings, such as a 163-foot yacht, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581118/six-degrees
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    City scope: the forgotten army

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by Anna Chen

    ... in Europe and described the mixture of workers and intellectuals as a political awakening. The ideals formed during this conflict were carried back home and contributed to China's political landscape in the 20th century. "These men were failed by everyone. Their contribution to China's journey into the modern world should be recognised and commemorated," says Lau. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581405/city-scope-forgotten-army
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: pecking disorder

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap Tiffany Ap Pecking disorder I truly love that Hong Kong is an international city. When your social circle looks like a UN Security Council meeting, friends can teach you how to curse in five languages and offer the inside track on finding the best empanadas, injera and pot-au-feu in town. But do I love the accompanying confusion on how to greet people? Not so much. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581406/rant-pecking-disorder
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    My life: Ester van Steekelenburg

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by SARAH LAZARUS

    ... in the buildings; it's full of grand mansions built by rich merchants from Iran, Armenia, India, Malaysia, China and many other places. It's completely dilapidated now and they're ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1581412/my-life-ester-van-steekelenburg
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: That's entertainment

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon That's entertainment Entertainers are now objects of emulation. Winners of acting awards are hailed as “movie emperors or empresses” (yingdi, yinghou) and their secretaries, make-up artists and other hangers-on “serve by imperial appointment” (yuyong). But in imperial China, they were considered little better than prostitutes – but for a couple of years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1576903/reflections-thats-entertainment
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    Then & now: Lest we forget

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Jason Wordie

    ... involvement in the second world war, however, was direct, and the long-term impact much more profound. On a war footing from 1938, following the Japanese invasion of China the previous year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1578433/then-now-lest-we-forget
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: the great escapes

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Jason Wordie

    ... similar to those that caused them to flee; few countries offer permanent safe havens. Their powerlessness has always left refugees exposed to exploitation. White Russians flooded into China in their thousands to escape the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, but soon became stateless after their Tsarist passports were invalidated when Soviet Russia was internationally recognised in the early 1920s. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572852/then-now-great-escapes
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    Reflections: naked ambition

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:31pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... sound ridiculous. In imperial China, the most “naked” officials were the lowly eunuchs, palace servants with no immediate family because they were unable to bear children. In fact, Shi Jingtang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572259/reflections-naked-ambition
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    Something new: shell preservation

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... hard-shelled friends? A fund launched by Hong Kong-based backpack maker Pacsafe will finance year-long projects that protect any turtle on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572112/something-new-shell-preservation

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