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  1. Conference focuses on spreading Chinese culture around the world

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not only learn Chinese language and culture but also get a much clearer picture of a modern China,' Ms Chen was quoted as saying. It was also announced that China had signed deals with six ... Jane Cai The first Confucius Institute Conference was held in Beijing yesterday to step up the mainland's promotion of Chinese-language education overseas and boost the country's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555752/conference-focuses-spreading-chinese-culture-around-world
  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia Islam leaders stir row over 'Buddhist' Chinese New Year

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... of the Chinese-Indonesian Youth Association. He said marking the Lunar New Year was no different to celebrating the new year in other cultures. “I don’t think that’s what most Indonesians think,” he said, adding ... and politician who became the first elected president after Suharto stepped down, lifted the ban on Chinese culture in 2000, allowing ethnic Chinese to once again openly celebrate Lunar New Year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1147326/indonesia-islam-leaders-stir-row-over-buddhist-chinese-new-year
  3. Traditional Chinese ethics are still relevant in modern world

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Form Six and Seven study Chinese language and culture. A syllabus aimed at junior secondary students, which is centred on traditional Chinese religions and ethics such as Confucianism, Buddhism ... an overhaul of ethics education. Injecting traditional Chinese ethics and religions into the secondary school curriculum will encourage young people to learn about their own culture. It will enable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706915/traditional-chinese-ethics-are-still-relevant-modern-world
  4. Islam's uphill struggle in land of Confucius

    Posted Oct 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson in Beijing Han Chinese show little eagerness to embrace the Koran 'Allahu akbar' (God is great) resonates several times from the archaic speaker system. ... Ramadan. Spilling out into the courtyard of Beijing's Niujie Mosque, the audience of more than 400 Chinese Muslims sits in silence, listening to the imam instruct them in how best to observe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475141/islams-uphill-struggle-land-confucius
  5. Passing Under Heaven

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Passing Under Heaven by Justin Hill Abacus $160 Scholars consider the Tang dynasty (618-907) to have been China's 'Golden Age' of literature, a time when poets and writers were free to explore what they saw- the beautiful and the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/470902/passing-under-heaven
  6. Foreign missionaries return with warnings of cultural imperialism

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ruth Lor Malloy

    ... Ruth Lor Malloy Foreigners bringing non-Chinese religions have been arriving in China for thousands of years. Emperor Han Ming Ti encouraged the import and development of Buddhism ... to ignore Chinese law and tradition. The treaties specified that nationals of these foreign countries breaking laws in China should be tried by foreign courts. But foreign missionaries were known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479729/foreign-missionaries-return-warnings-cultural-imperialism
  7. Q. So you think you know pop culture...

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. What festival marks the end of the Lunar New Year? 2. How many animals are represented on the Chinese calendar? 3. At what place in the US does the lowering of a giant crystal ball celebrate the New Year? 4. What is the Jewish New Year called? 5. What does the phrase 'auld lang syne' mean? 6. Which Scottish poet wrote the words to Auld Lang Syne? 7. In the Middle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665126/q-so-you-think-you-know-pop-culture
  8. Believer in classics for the young

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... They are people who are enthusiastic about life and moved by Chinese culture. Some are parents of the pupils, others were waitresses at a restaurant I used to run, and the headmaster is my former ... but remains steadfast and ambitious in promoting the classics, especially among schoolchildren. What do children read at the sishu? They read only classics, including from both Chinese and Western ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003459/believer-classics-young
  9. Rich diversity of cultures foster a global outlook

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... that an international education could be gained without dispensing with Chinese culture and language. The Yew Chung Education Foundation, a locally-based Christian organisation headed by Betty Chan Po-king, ... But as they became part of the aided sector, and expatriate teachers were replaced by local ones, their focus naturally swung to the Chinese population. The past three decades has been marked by the rise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472366/rich-diversity-cultures-foster-global-outlook
  10. Confucian virtues on parade for festival

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... been won over by the positive message it could send to the public. 'We have accepted a lot of foreign cultural influences recently, so we need to revive traditional Chinese culture. We ... It seems like the whole town has come out, and there are lots of visitors. It's the liveliest this place has been for a long time.' This was the Cixiao Culture Festival in Cicheng town, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696536/confucian-virtues-parade-festival

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