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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: culture vultures

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... (by modern borders), who ruled over much of northern China from 1115 to 1234. Enamoured by the more precocious cultural accomplishments of the Han Chinese subjects who vastly outnumbered them, ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Culture vultures To many Hongkongers, “mainlandisation” has been a scourge since 1997. Apart from concerns over Beijing’s political interference, they fear ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - ART

    Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso fuses pop culture with Buddhist iconography

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... that he knew very little about traditional Tibetan religion and culture, as it had been tightly controlled by the Chinese government. Keen to learn more, he moved to Dharamsala in India, where he ... Catherine Shaw Pop Phraseology Pearl Lam Galleries Collage education Born in Lhasa in 1961, Gonkar Gyatso's earliest memories of drawing were of the Chinese propaganda images he ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    The Chinese in Britain: personal tales of a journey to a new land

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by Anna Chen

    ... Today, 400,000 ethnic Chinese call Britain home. But their 325-year history of labour contributions to the UK, from being 17th-century seamen to establishing London's now-famous Soho Chinatown, have often gone undocumented and unnoticed. Some of their stories are below... Passage to England In 1685, Jesuit priest Michael Alphonsius Shen Fu-tsung became the first Chinese person ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: the money culture

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Heritage-themed property developments are a lucrative exploitation of history, nature and the public, writes Jason Wordie The money culture Heritage themes in Hong Kong’s ... that showcase an area’s natural or cultural history, for example, enable their sponsors in the much-despised property sector to preen themselves before the public as good corporate citizens. And once ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    In Japan, viewing the colours of maple leaves in autumn is a cultural obsession

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:09pm by STEVE JOHN POWELL

    ... Text: Steve John Powell The viewing of autumn's changing colours is a national obsession in Japan. We rustle up the best spots for taking in the dazzling display Leaf encounters Autumn is a magical time in Japan. Summer's humid heat has finally ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Henry Steiner: the king of graphic design

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by SARAH LAZARUS

    ... and it's a cop out," says the man who's become known as the father of Hong Kong design. Steiner is the leading exponent of cross-cultural design. According to the principles he pioneered, ... that fly when images from different visual and cultural traditions are juxtaposed and invigorate each other. His work plays on the contrasts between East and West, high brow and low brow, old ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: trouble on Mao Zedong Street

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by UFRIEDA HO

    ... have wondered if they were experiencing a cultural revolution of their own. Road name changes, per se, are nothing new in South Africa. Since the country's democratic transition 20 years ... This outrage irked Chinese embassy spokeswoman Huang Yujue. She fired off an email to media outlets that read, "It is totally unacceptable that certain people made vicious and irresponsible ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: trials and terror

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:27pm by Jason Wordie

    ... to be economical with the facts? And what methods were deployed to encourage honesty? Across epochs and cultures, superstitious belief systems have helped ensure some level of judicial truth-telling. ... the fear-value in this. Bible oaths were often used in early Hong Kong by Chinese witnesses who considered – not without evidence – that doing so would make them seem more reliable to foreigners, ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 10:26pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... hotel is promoted as being "luxe enough for ancient royals but updated with modern treasures", with 349 rooms and a couple of restaurants serving international and Chinese food. ... and King Rama V's (1853-1910) passion for European culture did result in the construction of a significant amount of Western-style and Western-inspired architecture in the late 19th and early ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    The Shopper: Cozy by Kevin Amato

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:06pm by Francesca Fearon

    ... the past 10 years, as well as campaigns for Coca-Cola, Reebok and Sony. His reportage-style photographs of life around his neighbourhood in the Bronx embrace the real street culture of New York ... or 'cosy boys'. It's about feeling right," says Amato) showcases his interest in, and influence on, the intersection of street culture and high fashion. His photographic style ...




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