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  1. Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres edited by Kam Louie HKU Press In 2007, Chinese writer Eileen Chang was thrust into the Western ... revered position in Taiwan and post-Mao China, where she is viewed as one of the leading 20th-century writers. While hundreds of works explore Chang's writings and influence in Chinese, few ...

  2. On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson On the Cultural Revolution in Tibet by various University of California Press, HK$200 The defending soldiers brandished only copies of Chairman Mao's 'little red ... perished. The massacre happened at Bagor, in Nyemo County west of Lhasa, during Tibet's version of the Cultural Revolution 40 years ago. A Maoist sect called Gyenlo, spearheaded by one ...

  3. Looted cultural relics should be returned

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stolen. Whatever was plundered, no matter how long ago or what has happened since, should be given back. There are 1.67 million Chinese cultural relics in more than 200 museums in 47 countries. ... that attention turns to the repatriation of this cultural heritage. Central to the discussion is Yuanmingyuan, the Old Summer Palace in Beijing. It was looted and burned by British and French soldiers ...

  4. Does it really matter which nation possesses looted Chinese treasures?

    Posted Oct 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is a continuing debate about whether it is right for patriotic Chinese to buy long-lost national treasures and return them to the nation. Last month Stanley Ho Hung-sun paid HK$69 ... of all stolen cultural relics. We are reclaiming things that were lost- that were taken from us- because of other countries' greed. At that time we were a shattered nation. Recovering ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US culture to blame for gun violence

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by BARRY WEISBERG

    ... BARRY WEISBERG Barry Weisberg says that in no other democratic country has the use of force been as pervasive Culture of violence to blame for US gun crime It is now routine for everyone ... arguments, commentators are not prepared to recognise that the source of the problem is in the culture of the US itself. In no democratic country has violence been as pervasive and banal. The country ...

  6. Deep healing

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... and the fundamental flaws of human nature, or is there an innate weakness in Chinese culture? The economic rise of China can easily make people excited, even complacent, hence forgetting the bitter lessons ... on the pro-democracy movement, since then known as the June 4 tragedy. The three events, occurring over a period of almost a century of modern Chinese history, are related. In 1919, patriotic Chinese students ...


    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1921: Born, Charleston, South Carolina, US. 1940: Joined Amercian Communist Party, labour and civil rights organiser. 1942: Joined US Army. 1943: after Pearl Harbour, studied Chinese ... nationalists and communists in a truce team set up to conciliate in Chinese Civil War by US president Truman's envoy. Met Zhou Enlai, who introduced him to Chairman Mao Zedong in Yanan. Worked ...

  8. Little left to see on HK's Sun Yat-sen historical trail

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Culture, which strives to preserve indigenous culture, will be holding theatrical tours of the trail next month. Performers from drama group Theatre Space will take on roles as civilians during the revolution, who will talk with visiting secondary school pupils. 'We have a natural stage- the trail,' said Iman Fok Tin-man of Hulu Culture. 'The performers will ask the students ...

  9. Head to head

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Casino magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun shows Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah the bronze horse head, looted from the Summer Palace in Beijing in 1860, which he bought for the nation last month for HK$69 million. Answering Beijing's call to recover cultural relics lost to the nation, Mr Ho bought the piece ahead of a Sotheby's auction yesterday in Hong Kong, where ...

  10. Anti-Qing rebels' secret hideout in Yuen Long declared a monument

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the city's 99th monument, it will be managed by funding from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The authorities said the declaration was conducive to the sustainability principle ...




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