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  1. Foundation throws cultural lifeline to mother of Chinese opera

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... on Chinese arts and culture. The arts have been ignored for too long in China. 'There has definitely been a focus on education and health, not the arts, and while they are worthy causes, ... Barclay Crawford Kunqu is known as the mother of Chinese opera because it has been performed for more than 600 years and was directly responsible for the foundation of several other ...

  2. Conference focuses on spreading Chinese culture around the world

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not only learn Chinese language and culture but also get a much clearer picture of a modern China,' Ms Chen was quoted as saying. It was also announced that China had signed deals with six ... Jane Cai The first Confucius Institute Conference was held in Beijing yesterday to step up the mainland's promotion of Chinese-language education overseas and boost the country's ...

  3. Preserver of Chinese culture

    Posted Feb 09th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... in China's cultural revival. In the past, the Kuomintang government claimed Taiwan was the true repository of Chinese culture and depicted itself as its guardian. This was especially true during ... habits. Taiwan then was proud of its Chinese heritage, from the treasures in the National Palace Museum to Taiwanese folk culture. Today, however, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party does ...

  4. Learn to appreciate rich Chinese culture

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China has a long history and a rich culture which is unique and completely different from western culture. But most Hong Kong students are not interested in our rich history and culture. They find it boring and outdated. Hong Kong is part of China now, we should learn our own history and culture, especially the arts. Schools should help students develop an interest in Chinese arts ...

  5. Software to the rescue of world's last hieroglyphics

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Megan Shank

    ... to output the proper hieroglyphic character. Finally, with the co-operation of the university's English and Chinese departments, researchers coded a complete Chinese and English dictionary. ... cent deal with religious concepts. During the Cultural Revolution, Naxi Dongba was labelled as 'superstitious' and actively suppressed. Thousands of ancient manuscripts were ...


    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... oil paintings by Liu Haisu, letters written by Sun Yat-sen's wife Soong Ching-ling, manuscripts belonging to the artist Xu Beihong, and paintings by Wei Tianlin, one of the first Chinese ... to buy one 10th of my collection at present.' A native Beijinger, Zhao started collecting art in 1996 when his computer parts business paid enough for him to afford some contemporary Chinese ...

  7. Culture clash

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Today, Ella Lee examines the differing views of a doctor of western medicine and a Chinese medicine ALTERNATIVE THERAPY: PATIENT DEMAND FOR CHINESE MEDICINE TREATMENTS IS ON THE RISE IN HONG KONG. WE INVESTIGATE THE ISSUES IN A THREE-PART SERIES THIS WEEK Western doctors have been put off accepting Chinese medicine as an alternative medicine because of a lack of scientific ...

  8. Melting pot of cultures

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sascha Matuscak The growth in Chengdu's foreign population and their desire to stay and help build this city is evident in the establishments going up around town. The Americans were first, and the oldest bars and coffee houses reflect their taste fo ...

  9. Art house cinema adds spice to city's cultural life

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hollywood and Cantonese action and romance fare generally served up by the four main cinema chains. Such people will doubtless experience cultural hunger pangs if the cinema shuts its doors ... stock of old Chinese movies. Most movie-goers are happy with what is available on big screens in Hong Kong; blockbusters such as Pirates of the Caribbean have dragged in enough viewers to more ...

  10. Poly U spreads culture the Confucian way

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... country in the world'. 'Western culture has had a strong influence on Hong Kong, but Chinese culture continues to flow through the heart of society,' Mr Zhang said. Leung Tin-pui, ... Will Clem Polytechnic University has joined a rapidly growing worldwide club with the opening of its Hong Kong Confucius Institute yesterday. Teaching centres promoting Chinese language ...




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