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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: pulling the plug

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... patriarch can only be read in the most literal sense. Many literalist readers of the Bible like to point to the prevalence of flood myths in many cultures around the world as "proof" ... of the Noah story. One can as easily believe in Noah and his floating menagerie as one can believe in the story of Nüwa and her magical rocks. In Chinese mythology, the water god and fire god were ...

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    Reflections: take no prisoner

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am by Wee Kek Koon

    ... included electronic devices, toys and instant noodles. Throughout the Xia and Shang dynasties (around 2070-1046BC), the Chinese state’s ruling class owned a huge number of slaves, who could ...

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    My life: Jahja Ling

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou The Indonesian-Chinese conductor tells Oliver Chou about his musical beginnings and performing for Queen Elizabeth Jahja Ling EARLY NOTES I was born in Jakarta in 1951. My parents are Indonesian Chinese, originally from Fujian province. In 1946, while my father was a civil servant with the Dutch administration, they took in a lady from Wuhan, in central China. Li ...

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    My life: Robert Bickers

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... to see if they can shed any light on the mystery. He was called Charles Hugh Edwards and had eight sons with his Chinese wife, and some of them moved to Hong Kong. Guy Spencer Edwards was born in 1917 and, I think, attended the Diocesan Boys' School, and Andrew Ray Edwards was born in 1920 and may have been in the Hong Kong Police. Their Chinese surname is a very unusual one, Yee. ...

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    Rant: bad gelato: on thin ice

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman Olivia Rosenman On thin ice In late 2012, two Italian brothers who had made their fortune in the gelato business established what must be, for the sweet-toothed, one of the world's most noble causes- the Carpigiani Foundation. The mission of their august body is "to promote gelato culture throughout the world". The group set up a €1.5 million (HK$16 ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm

    ... foods: cheese, bread, tofu and mushrooms. The Congressional Gold Medal, an award that recognises people who have had a major impact on American history and culture, was bestowed on him on October ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:12pm

    ... in the middle of the 20th century. The film’s spectacular cinematography was by an Australian who is no stranger to the region, Christopher Doyle … Doyle has worked on many Chinese films and even has a Chinese name, Du Ke Feng. He learnt Putonghua while living in Taipei in his 20s and his cinematography debut was on one of the first films of the Taiwanese new wave, That Day, on The Beach. Doyle ...

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    So near, yet so feared: Culture and hovelage

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by CECILE GAMST BERG

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg Cecilie Gamst Berg Culture and hovelage Everyone who knows me will agree that my chief characteristic is "mild-mannered to the point of lethargy". I waft ... sorts of wrought-iron features, notably Hello Kitty, now make villages look like mental asylums. Traditional Chinese architecture is among the most beautiful and functional in the world. You ...

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    Reflections: sense and simplicity

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:13pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... (1644-1911), that the foreign Manchu rulers forced their Han-Chinese subjects to adopt aspects of their culture- not the Manchu language but the shaved pates and queues for men. Those who refused had ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Sense and simplicity The Chinese University of Hong Kong issued an apology last month following complaints by local candidates over an entry test for a PhD course ...

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    Then & now: telling tales

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:12pm by Jason Wordie

    ... challenges to non-academic, yet nevertheless specialised, professional historians. Hong Kong's relationship with the wider world from the 1840s onwards, as a focal point for Chinese ... theme recurs throughout, which keeps my personal interest in Hong Kong undiminished. Across time, culture and context, so much about the place, its variegated peoples and the way they interact ...




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