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  1. Europe's biggest cultural festival lines up Chinese performances

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Gilmore Cheung

    ... tea house exhibition devoted to what the organisers describe as one of the pillars of Chinese culture. Belgium's consul general to Hong Kong, Michel Malherbe, said that securing a Hong ... into dimensions of Chinese culture beyond the usual cliches. Interest has also been spurred by the success of last year's Beijing Olympics and anticipation ahead of next year's Shanghai Expo. ...

  2. Liberal scholar thrown out of cultural institute

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. Liu Junning, 48, a researcher on social issues at the Institute of Chinese Culture under the Ministry of Culture, confirmed yesterday that he had ... had been expelled from an official research institute. He was kicked out of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences' (CASS) Institute of Political Science for introducing liberal ideas. ...

  3. Regal Kowloon should be feeling red over its stumble into cultural insensitivity

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Political correctness is one thing. Embarrassing cultural ignorance is another. The Regal Kowloon Hotel recently hosted ... Totem? Buffalo wings? The Chieftain (which is Chinese barbecued pork and sausages)? Frankly, I've never heard of any Apache, Cherokee or Sioux tribe eating fried rice with seafood in sweet ...

  4. Dictionary to help build cross-strait cultural ties

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Beijing and Taipei agreed yesterday to jointly promote Chinese culture, including working towards a standardised dictionary, although analysts questioned how far ... of the Chinese-speaking world for years, promoting traditional characters on the mainland would help cross-strait cultural exchanges. But Mr Ma is already facing claims from the DPP that he is undermining ...

  5. Days of Grace

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... to prove. She worked for Dior and leading couture houses in Paris and appeared in Vogue well before Chinese models such as Du Juan became a hit on international catwalks. 'She was the first Chinese model to crack the western high fashion market,' says designer William Tang Tat-chi. A statuesque 1.8 metres, Yu carries herself with easy poise and has retained her svelte figure. ...

  6. Calcutta set to host Chinese writer's statue

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has given the shrinking ethnic Chinese community another reason to smile. Calcutta's Chinatown had 50,000 people in its heyday. Now it is down to 3,500, but it has retained its cultural ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta India's ethnic Chinese community is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a statue of Lu Xun, the celebrated Chinese novelist and essayist, that has been sent ...

  7. Culture clash

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... recent visit to our country, he demonstrated that there are certain differences in habit between Chinese and foreigners due to our cultural differences and in the way we were brought up. People shouldn't use that friendly gesture in unkind ways. Hardly the great communicator, Leon Lai Ming nevertheless articulately rebukes the tabloid media for stirring the pot after his Chinese ...

  8. Out and about

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... a 19th-century lexical borrowing from Portuguese into Cantonese. Early Hong Kong's policemen were mostly turban-wearing Punjabi Muslims or Sikhs. Nineteenth-century Chinese had never encountered ... transliterate two foreign sounds. Muslim merchant seamen, mostly Bengalis, were known as Lascars. Most Chinese couldn't distinguish between Punjabis, Sikhs and Bengalis; all were just tall, ...

  9. Cultural revolution

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they all have different rhythms- some are very intimate works of a personal nature and some are big, bold things. Not everything has to be big and shiny. Chinese art and culture are many ... In that line of his family there are Italians, Latvians, Chinese, Japanese and Australians,' Raffel says. Yang says: 'I'm creating a cultural landscape, really, so these people- ...

  10. Culture a hot ticket item for summer

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The University of Hong Kong is holding its first Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities, an eclectic cultural series over four weeks that includes musical performances, lectures on art and writing and a symposium on Enlightenment-era European views on the mainland. Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang, currently working on a Broadway musical about the life ...




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