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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1635900/colonial-officials-chinese-cultural-treasures-auction-england
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Former HKEx chairman Charles Lee busy building Chinese culture website

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:10am by Elaine Yau

    ... energy- a website devoted to Chinese history and culture- seems modest compared to his many previous ventures such as setting up the Mandatory Provident Fund and introducing H-shares to Hong Kong. But building the Splendid Chinese Culture website is no small task: hk.chiculture.net aims to cover 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture, dividing the wealth of material into 18 categories ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1432719/former-hkex-chairman-charles-lee-busy-building-chinese
  3. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    Book review: From the Dragon's Mouth, by Ana Fuentes

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Russell

    ... to be human in an ever-changing realm of challenges and triumphs. Through her lucid prose, Fuentes exposes the barriers and opportunities confronting Chinese citizens today. She provides insight into China's history, politics, culture, economy and development- both for good and ill- without hyperbole or bias, instead letting the stories speak for themselves. Capturing the depth and range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1245044/book-review-dragons-mouth-ana-fuentes
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Beauty, value of ethnic cultures

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... in traditional Chinese culture. The average student in Hong Kong doesn't know there are 55 ethnic minorities on the mainland; few are probably aware of the tremendous artistic and historical value ... indication of personal status. Public interest in Chinese culture, especially among students, is weak in Hong Kong, but increasingly Lee has been asked to speak on her brand of knowledge at schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1223906/beauty-value-ethnic-cultures
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Chinese rock makes cultural beachhead with Central Park festival

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by JONATHAN CAMPBELL

    ... Jonathan Campbell Chinese rock has gained its first foothold in the US at a mainland-organised festival held in Central Park Journey to the West Shen Lihui is positively aglow ... company's first American event: it also represents the biggest step outside China for yaogun, as Chinese rock'n'roll is known. Shen's happiness is at least partly related to the fact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1613726/chinese-rock-makes-cultural-beachhead-central-park-festival
  6. Lifestyle - Beauty - STYLE CHECK

    Style Check: when art and fashion collide

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang jing.zhang@scmp.com Sichuan ink link for art and soles Partnering with Chinese artists seems to be a growing trend for international fashion labels- and no prizes for guessing why. All eyes are focused on the region as a producer as well as a consumer of creativity. There's no denying that Chinese art is in vogue. The burgeoning Chinese art market, as we see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/beauty/article/1077870/style-check-when-art-and-fashion-collide
  7. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - INFURNITI HOME

    Setting the mood with quality, value and finesse

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Setting the mood with quality, value and finesse In decorating any room or apartment, the key is to find the right balance between style and comfort. Realising that, Infurniti Home makes a point of selling furniture and accessories that combin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1030784/setting-mood-quality-value-and-finesse
  8. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: Humour in Chinese Life and Culture

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by KERRIE L. MACPHERSON

    ... Kerrie MacPherson Humour in Chinese Life and Culture edited by Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey HK University Press 3 stars Kerrie MacPherson The contributors to this volume of 10 ... is that humour in the Chinese context is a modernising cultural construct. Humour- satirical or slapstick or any variations in between- may be amusing or hurtful, but expresses a need to address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1324259/book-review-humour-chinese-life-and-culture
  9. Lifestyle - Books

    Materialism a threat to China's literary culture, fears Wang Anyi

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by OLIVER

    ... Oliver Chou Materialism a threat to China's literary culture, fears Wang Anyi With more than 60 literary works under her belt, Shanghai-based author Wang Anyi is regarded as one ... in history, and is there a modern-day significance in your works? The search for historic roots was in vogue in the mid-1980s, and I belong to that school. The period after the Cultural Revolution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1064889/materialism-threat-chinas-literary-culture-fears-wang-anyi
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Joshua WF Thomson wants to nurture Hong Kong's unique sounds

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by Vickie Chan

    ... before working as curator of a large contemporary public art space in Northampton. "There was very little cultural provision in the area," he recalls. "Few of the residents had ... blossom. I hope to draw attention to avant-garde music in Hong Kong. Imagine if Hong Kong was associated with a thriving cultural scene, rather than finance," he says. "I hope Platinum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1022595/joshua-wf-thomson-wants-nurture-hong-kongs-unique-sounds

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