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  1. Lingnan to establish new Chinese culture research programme

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Lingnan University is setting up a new research programme on Chinese culture and expanding a learning scheme that focuses on community services with a $2 million donation from the Kwan Fong Charitable Foundation. Cantonese opera, Chinese customs and food culture will be covered by the Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, to be launched next month. ...

  2. Chinese cultural centre 'is crucial'

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... anchor which was vital for the all-round professional development of the individual. 'Local students have very limited understanding of cultural issues. Their learning of Chinese ... on things rather than simply going after short-term goals.' Learning about Chinese culture was particularly important in the post-colonial era, as more graduates would have to work more ...

  3. Kung fu guru plans to put the punch back into Chinese culture

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... not surprisingly to those who know him well, Lam sees himself as an ambassador for Chinese culture, history and arts. 'I am organising a martial arts chain of schools to promote true Chinese culture,' Lam tells CitySeen. His goal is to open schools in London, New York and Paris. For eight months now, he has been practising Tai Sing Pek Kwar, a northern Chinese Monkey and Shoalin-style ...

  4. The art of nurturing traditional culture

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... by talented mainland directors Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige. 'They are influenced by popular culture through the mass media,' said Lam Lap, a tutor at the Chinese Civilisation Centre ... people in Hong Kong are not alone in their lack of cultural knowledge. 'Even at home, they are surrounded by a western lifestyle. Their parents are not very familiar with traditional Chinese ...

  5. Bouzouki bard wows Chinese team with Mandarin love-songs

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... luck. 'I requested to be placed with the Chinese squad, and they obliged. This is a dream come true for me. I come from a multi-cultural country, and to be rubbing shoulders with people ... with Alvin Sallay The sweat pours down the face of Games' volunteer George Sapounidis as he serenades the rapt and incredulous Chinese audience at the athletes' village. How, ...

  6. Artist in harmony with nature

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... of the leading contemporary Chinese artists, strives to create a medium that can play a crucial role in the global mainstream. 'We live in an era of cultural exchanges between the East and the West. ... to discover or understand,' Au says. One of the differences between Chinese and western cultures is their attitude towards nature. While westerners consider nature as something to be overcome, ...

  7. Gao Dongsheng

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... floor of Cityplaza in Taikoo Shing- where he is part of the Chinese Art and Cultural Expo that runs until Sunday- Gao paints names inside bottles which can be purchased for $20. 'I have ... Sherry Lee It is the dream of many artists to paint for a nation's leader. Gao Dongsheng has done it more than once. He has created works for Chinese leaders Deng Xiaoping and Jiang ...

  8. Adapting to a new culture

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Frank Longid

    ... Kong residents may be fluent in Putonghua, they should constantly be aware that they may be saying the wrong thing by accident. Colloquial expressions and subtle cultural differences could lead to gross misunderstandings. 'People have to learn the very subtle, sensitive differences between the two cultures,' Mr Yeung said. To prepare its staff, Towngas has training courses ...

  9. Lion Dancing

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... is not so difficult- and it is great exercise. Master Ellis Lee Yun-fook, vice-president of the Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Association and a lion-dance coach for 30 years, says ... of traditional Chinese musical instruments: drums, the cha and loh. The most difficult part, however, is how to portray the lion as a lively creature. Master Lee says: 'There is a story for each ...

  10. Students consulted in Chinese U rejig

    Posted Feb 07th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Smaller departments to be restructured and merged with associated disciplines Chinese University's arts faculty students were consulted this week over plans ... into account before any final decision. 'The mergers are intellectually sound for both disciplines. The study of religion cannot be detached from the culture it is in,' he said, adding ...




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