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  1. Guided by the Zodiac

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Brown, 32, an Oxford-educated Putonghua and classical Chinese scholar, it came down to a defunct British puppet named Roland Rat and his sidekick Kevin the Gerbil. Together in the 1980s, ... Brown says. Further inspiration came from the Chinese zodiac, which Brown ingeniously adopted as a grid for his trip, travelling from the east, symbolically presided over by the Green Dragon, ...

  2. Culture panel members left in limbo

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Four months after presenting a report to the chief executive, an advisory group still does not know if it has a future role The government has yet to inform members of the Culture ... that Hong Kong's top policy advisers on long-term cultural development have been left in limbo shows that the government had scant respect for the sector. Van Lau, one of the commission ...

  3. A Cultural Continuum

    Posted Dec 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese artist Wang Lifeng's first Hong Kong exhibition features 15 mixed-media paintings of contemporary abstraction incorporating elements of Chinese art and culture and his interest in Chinese history. Daily, 10am-7pm. J.Gallery, Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui. Inquiries: 2369 9062. Ends Fri. ...

  4. A streetsmart guide to China

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... according to figures from the mainland's Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation. This year's figures are expected to be even better, with the Chinese government projecting ... is a huge country with as much cultural, linguistic, and ethnic variety as Europe. The Pearl River Delta is as different from Shandong Province as Holland is from Greece. 'Was ...

  5. 'Merchants of Venice' needed to invest in culture, says scholar

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Is Hong Kong a cultural desert? A modern-day Venice facing a historic decline? Not according to Jao Tsung-I, the renowned Chinese and Oriental studies scholar who says the city's open environment inspired him for decades to study Chinese culture using western methods. The 87-year-old, who will be granted an honorary doctorate at the Chinese University of Hong Kong ...

  6. Hong Kong's Food Culture

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Although local food is greatly influenced by centuries-old Chinese traditions, long exposure to overseas influence has given it some unique characteristics. This exhibition reviews the fusion of Chinese, Asian and western cooking, combinations of styles, recipes and customs, and the changes that have taken place in eating establishments and food packaging. Wed-Mon, 10am-6pm, ...

  7. Top cultural shows

    Posted Aug 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We refer to 'More for the arts, please' (August 19). We cannot agree more with the correspondent that hosting high-profile cultural and arts events will help promote Hong Kong as Asia's world city. Building on the strength that Chinese and western cultures meet here, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department presents quality cultural performances, arts festivals, ...

  8. Cultural heritage must be treasured by all

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Beijing students quizzed British Prime Minister Tony Blair last month about the presence of ancient Chinese cultural treasures in his country's museums, they were venting ... China's cultural relics back. While diplomacy will still be needed to retrieve those in the hands of foreign governments, the government has a different solution for retrieving items owned ...

  9. Technology and art, seminar on film and culture, former Virus member at Hard Rock

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Cultural Identity and Artistic Explorations in Chinese New Films' at the City University of Hong Kong, will explore film presentation skills on historical and cultural topics. The seminar ...

  10. History and culture forge special bonds

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... area where Chinese and Pakistanis enjoy each other's cultures. Chinese food is immensely popular in Pakistan, while the meaty, strongly flavoured regional dishes of Pakistan are popular ... stronger all the time, according to Azmat Ali Ranjha, Pakistan's Consul-General in Hong Kong. Given their history and geography, this is not surprising. Political, economic and cultural ...




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