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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time for a new chapter in Hong Kong, says author

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Staff Reporter

    ... narrative climaxed with its 1997 return to China- and ever since the city has struggled to find a new direction, novelist and critic Chan Koon-chung says. "The story of Hong Kong before 1997 ... fighting in the legislature to a fresh, earth-bound image with great appeal to the young generation," he said. "China, too, has a new story- one of immense power, especially in monetary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617874/time-new-chapter-hong-kong-says-author
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Speaking up for Cantonese, a tongue in peril

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 02:33am by Vivienne Chow

    ... cultural critic Jimmy Pang Chi-ming says. He said wars and political turmoil in central provinces had forced people to flee to southern China, bringing with them their cultures. And the southern ... It continued to be China's official language in the 20th century, with a standardised form based on the Beijing dialect. Pang agrees with Bauer that the heritage of Cantonese in Hong Kong- and its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1603994/speaking-cantonese-tongue-peril
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A trip down memory lane in Hong Kong's classic cars

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:03am by SARAH KARACS

    ... are in it for the nostalgia. "Some cars are like an aspect of a portfolio. Companies treat them like an investment," David Riach says, describing how some classic cars are never driven for fear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600974/trip-down-memory-lane-hong-kongs-classic-cars
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Japanese curator warns Hong Kong: don't turn into a 'cultural Galapagos'

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and inward-looking, the city will be just another part of China. "Historical reasons, taxation, infrastructure … and the use of English … made Hong Kong an international city and the centre of a network ... debate and fear of mainland China's growing influence. "You must give them chances to go abroad and connect with the international circuit of the art world," he said. "The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597560/japanese-curator-warns-hong-kong-dont-turn-cultural-galapagos
  5. News - China - CULTURE

    China dusts off 1930s film classics in culture war

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Classics from 1930s golden era, now restored, added to soft power push Taking on Hollywood, China digs into film vault China is turning to a 1930s ... able to compete internationally. " The Goddess deserves being seen as the pinnacle of the Chinese silent film era," said Sun Xianghui, the director of the state-backed China Film ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1572392/china-dusts-1930s-film-classics-culture-war
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Freedom helps Sundance shine

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com HK ideal for Asian edition, say directors of independent film festival Freedom helps Sundance shine Mainland China may have huge potential for making ... said. "China is very interesting to us, and there are a lot of stories from China. We don't know much about China but we hope independent films can grow in China, particularly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1596278/freedom-helps-sundance-shine
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    In Scenes of Guangdong concert, musical journey's first notes sounded in ancient history

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 03:02am by Vivienne Chow

    ... was the most notable. The music came to Chiu Chow as people migrated south to escape from wars, Wang said. "When the Mongols invaded China [in the 13th century], a lot of Han cultures were ... including Hong Kong, Macau and Southeast Asia. Alan Thrasher, a professor emeritus of music at the University of British Columbia, wrote in his book Sizhu Instrumental Music of South China: Ethos, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594582/scenes-guangdong-concert-musical-journeys-first-notes-sounded-ancient
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - CULTURE

    UK pop duo Pet Shop Boys bring their lavish stage show to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Richard Lord

    ... in the mid-1980s, they scored a string of hits during what Tennant has called their "imperial phase" between 1986 and 1988. We wondered how it was going to go down in China. But it was amazing ... in Beijing and Shanghai. Tennant says he was nervous that the audiences might not be familiar with the music. He needn't have worried. "We wondered how it was going to go down in China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1594537/uk-pop-duo-pet-shop-boys-bring-their-lavish-stage-show-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:03pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... directorial debut last Saturday. But the police crackdown on China’s largest independent film festival not only ruined the opportunity, it also filled him with fear of what might happen in Hong Kong ... China Morning Post. “It was suppression of freedom of speech and creative freedom. Will this happen in Hong Kong? It might. It is already on its way.” Wong was referring to the Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581712/will-happen-hong-kong-inside-shutdown-beijings-independent-film
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    North Korea Human Rights Film Festival offers tales of horror, heroism

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Amy Nip

    ... China. But his fortune was no protection against a devastating accusation: that he was a South Korean spy. His life turned upside down, Jung suffered months of torture and three years in prison. ... to China, where his business connections helped him avoid repatriation. He offered defectors the chance to leave through China for Vietnam for just 500 yuan- "barely enough to cover ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580205/north-korea-human-rights-film-festival-offers-tales-horror-heroism

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