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  1. News - Hong Kong - BOOK FAIR

    Hong Kong Book Fair's International Cultural Village shows a world in microcosm

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Israel, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan granted booths; pro-Palestinian group plans protest Cultural Village shows a world in microcosm To the casual observer, the Book Fair's International Cultural Village attraction is much like the world in microcosm. There are pictures of Mount Everest, wandering Hare Krishna disciples, videos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555419/hong-kong-book-fairs-international-cultural-village-shows-world
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1507273/calligraphy-exhibition-illustrates-beauty-chinese-culture
  3. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Britain's legacy 'missing' on list of 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 07:21pm by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Afternoon tea and Easter holidays, which reflect rich colonial history, make Hong Kong unique among Chinese cities, say academics East-meets-West culture ... heritage," University of Hong Kong history professor John Carroll said. "I don't know how [a lot of the items] really represent Hong Kong rather than Chinese culture in general." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547434/intangible-cultural-heritage-list-ignores-hong-kongs-east-meets-west
  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong textbooks contain negative stereotypes on cultures and religions, researcher warns

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... against. Others say different cultures cannot get along. In the "Political Globalisation" chapter in Longman New Senior Liberal Studies, published by Pearson, two pictures- one ... MISS: ‘Blackface’ advert where Chinese man plays Filipina maid sparks race row in Hong Kong Discussions of new immigrants from the mainland appear disproportionately more than those about other minority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538465/textbooks-taking-narrow-view-liberal-studies-hku-researcher-warns
  5. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Mainland Chinese engineers can help Hong Kong's projects, ex-civil servant says

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Phila Siu

    ... Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and West Kowloon Cultural District. And a possible source of skills would be mainland engineers, said Raymond Chan Kin-sek, former head of the Geotechnical Engineering Office under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556871/mainland-chinese-engineers-can-help-hong-kongs-projects-ex-civil
  6. News - China - CULTURE

    Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:47pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... to the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), including jade bracelets and rings – had been kept by the Baofeng cultural relics bureau since April 2011. These had been buried in their great-grandfather’s grave in the same county more than 80 years ago. The local cultural relics bureau insisted that all remains under Chinese territory belonged to the state. The brothers argued that the tomb, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549544/chinese-court-rejects-familys-right-treasures-their-great-grandfathers
  7. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:13pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... not immediately replied to emailed questions. The concert would have occurred only shortly after China’s Ministry of Culture  issued a notice on Wednesday restricting performances of Chinese musicians ... by central government cultural departments could go ahead, it said. Chinese diplomats abroad were also not allowed to attend such events or endorse them, the notice read. “Yes, there has been abuse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1551055/how-chinese-government-decree-could-take-glimmer-out-viennas
  8. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY: Lorin Maazel 1930-2014

    Legendary conductor Lorin Maazel had a peerless affinity with Chinese musicians

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou Local music lovers mourn death of 84-year-old legendary conductor, which leaves three-year 'Lorin Maazel Fest' project incomplete Maestro had affinity with Chinese ... the next two rounds of the "Lorin Maazel Fest", his first collaboration with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, unfinished. But his affinity with Chinese musicians and audiences will remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554241/legendary-conductor-lorin-maazel-had-peerless-affinity-chinese
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    IN FULL: The Hong Kong cultural heritage list

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 08:46pm by Staff Reporter

    ... 396 Culture of Traditional Chinese Medicine 397- 399 Herbal Tea; Snake Wine; Bone Setting 400 Fishermen’s knowledge about the universe and the nature 401 Traditional Jade Stone Knowledge 402 ... Staff Reporter By it's nature, "intangible cultural heritage" can be a bit tricky to tally. But that's exactly what Hong Kong has done over the past seven years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534799/over-500-hong-kong-traditions-must-be-safeguarded-under-un-convention
  10. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 08:14pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Chinese clients in our sales globally up 46 per cent [from] the same period last year.” Many of these Chinese clients were not limiting their purchases to Asian-themed art, Murphy added. “Asian ... Cup", which sold in April for US$36 million (HK$279 million)- setting a world record for the auction of Chinese porcelain. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1555397/mainland-chinese-buyers-contribute-significantly-global-art-sales

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