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  1. Stage icon donates award cash to beloved orchestra to help spread Chinese culture

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... to a cultural organisation. With Wang's long affiliation with Cantonese opera and traditional performing arts, it was seen as fitting that she chose the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. 'The ... of fostering Chinese culture in other countries.' ...

  2. Chinese culture for the world to see

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olympic organisers will use these three designs as inspiration for creating the fences for the showjumping. More than 2,000 entries were received by the Equestrian Company. The winning design in the professional category (far left) features a bamboo steam ...

  3. Major Archaeological Discoveries of China in Recent Years

    Posted Sep 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Relics from the Neolithic period to the Qing dynasty, including bronze objects, pottery, lacquerware and jade. Features a lacquered winged figure from the Warring States Period (475-221 BC, right). Daily, 10am-6pm (Sun until 7pm), closed Tue, HK Museum of ...

  4. Superstition rules among cadre ranks

    Posted May 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A further 13.7 per cent chose astrology, and 6 per cent the use of I Ching divination. Dr Cheng said some superstitious beliefs had their roots in traditional Chinese culture and would be hard to overcome. 'It would be natural for Chinese people to pay attention to a person's face and try to predict his personality and destiny,' Dr Cheng said. 'But it shouldn't ...

  5. Digging for the truth

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Village, which premieres at the Hong Kong Arts Festival tonight before further stops in Beijing and Tokyo, Li takes aim at what's happening to Chinese culture in a time of tumultuous change. ... archaeological artefacts that upset traditional theories of Chinese culture. Work halts as Chinese and Japanese flock to the village to debate their meaning. The discovery spurs wide-ranging ...

  6. Contract dispute for Canto-pop twins

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Canto-pop twins Soler have to put 60 per cent of earnings into a court account pending the outcome of litigation between them and their manager. Dino and Giulio Acconci accused Hummingbird Music of signing them up to an unreasonable contract a ...

  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report on page A6 yesterday headlined 'Jade adds unique Chinese mark to Olympic medals' wrongly stated that the jade on the reverse side of the medals to be presented at next year's Beijing Olympic Games is engraved with delicate dragon patterns. ...

  8. Shake your retail feather

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Brandon Zatt

    ... be another mall,' he says. 'We needed a concept to distinguish our position in the market and decided the most widely accepted theme was music. But we couldn't choose classical Chinese ... but the country is changing,' he says. 'Chinese people are changing. 'The people used to cling to what they know and disregard everything else. But now we're like a sponge by the sea, ...

  9. Ties that blind

    Posted Jan 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... languages?' asks Peking University Chinese department professor Yan Jiayan. 'Just to mention the ones I know about: Wang Meng [former vice-minister of culture] can speak English well enough ... Institutes around the world to spread Chinese language and culture, Leung fears the trend will grow. 'They're trying to standardise their promotion and transportation of Chinese literature ...

  10. Putting on the glitz: Chinoiserie

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela More local designers are tapping into their Chinese heritage to produce pieces that are decidedly modern while paying tribute to Chinese culture. Jewellery design house ... Kai-Yin Lo, a sociocultural historian turned designer, started in New York more than 25 years ago and says her designs possess 'the spirit and sensibility of Chinese culture, making ...




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