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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Colonial official's Chinese cultural treasures up for auction in England

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:46am by Vivienne Chow, Gary Cheung

    ... had an eye for Chinese art John Walden, a former colonial government official who went on to become a crusader for democracy, had a great love for Chinese cultural treasures. His affection ... of the Oriental Ceramics Society. "As a student of Chinese language and culture my father was also very interested in the cultural history of China," he said. Walden joined the government a year ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Calligraphy exhibition illustrates the beauty of Chinese culture

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:10am by Vivienne Chow

    ... script 'a link to cultural roots' Function dominates the evolution of Chinese characters, but will not displace the original beauty of one of the world’s oldest forms of writing. ... of the colonial influence to find its voice,” Xu said. “But such great art must be derived from the unique characteristics of the city’s society, politics and culture.” Chinese writing and characters play ...

  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    Select schools in Guangdong teach traditional Chinese culture using Taiwan textbooks

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... that might be deemed a case of too little, too late, some Guangdong high schools are playing catch-up in teaching traditional Chinese culture by introducing textbooks from Taiwan. A pilot scheme ... modern mainland schools study Confucian classics in a systematic manner. Traditional Chinese culture has not been a mainstay of mainland schooling, but experts say the move will help students ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Jao Tsung-I is right; Chinese cultural Renaissance is well under way

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by PROFESSOR LEE CHACK FAN

    ... Professor Lee Chack-fan Rapid development has spawned a global revival of classical Chinese civilisation studies Renaissance for Chinese culture Professor Jao Tsung-I is easily the most respected scholar of Chinese civilisation studies, and in recent years he has held the view that the field is undergoing a renaissance. Now 96, his research revealed some interesting similarities, ...

  5. News - China Insider - Ethnic tensions

    Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... and make an effort to preserve their cultural heritage. He said both the Uygur and the Han cultures are part of the Chinese civilisation and should be cherished as such. “You cannot be reckless ... should accept that their cultures have been enriched by outsiders in the past and were now part of a wider Chinese civilisation. Both had to constantly adapt to modernity, he said. “The only ...

  6. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Outsider in search of the real China: Seong-hyon Lee

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 05:28am by Victoria Ruan

    ... with a doctorate in communications from Tsinghua University, his research spans China's unique traditions and culture to the rising power of its social media and its relations with neighbours ... dispute with North Korea about the deadly sinking of a warship, they eventually found out that the Chinese Foreign Ministry didn't have final say on North Korea issues. Foreign Minister Yang ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Avenue of Comic Stars opens in Kowloon Park with statues of characters

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The landmark, featuring 24 characters dating back to the 1960s, aims to promote comic culture. The fibreglass figures placed along the 100 metre long avenue include the satirical Old Master Q who first ... culture. The figures, built at a cost of HK$1.5 million to HK$2 million, are up to three metres high. The Hong Kong Comics and Animation Federation and the Hong Kong Productivity Council organised ...

  8. News - China - MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

    Mooncakes of solid gold are a Shanghai sell-out

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... that Chinese culture advocates people sending luxurious gifts to establish a good rapport and gain favour with others. In recent years, there has been a public backlash against pricey edible mooncakes, ... exorbitant gold mooncake sets, at 47,620 yuan for two 50-gram mooncakes. "We made 2,000 sets and there is only one left," a sales manager at the Jinyi Cultural Development Company said. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Boys are facing double the risk of depression, Hong Kong study shows

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Chinese culture blamed, with families having higher expectations than for girls, expert says Boys are facing double the risk of depression Teenage boys ... Chinese culture is to blame. Associate professor Sylvia Kwok Lai Yuk-ching, of City University, said: "Chinese families have higher expectations of boys than girls. That's why boys may ...

  10. News - China - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Yulin's dog meat festival deaf to critics

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... The annual festival involving savouring the delights of dog meat hotpot, lychees and strong liquor on the Summer Solstice is a cherished tradition among Yulin locals. Thousands of diners are expected to crowd food streets and enjoy the feast. Animal prote ...




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