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  1. Cultural heritage a high priority

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... council head, author Lung Ying-tai puts it: 'Culture is Taiwan's biggest advantage.' She feels that what is cultivated in Taiwan can become an inspiration for Chinese communities ... stage. 'Making more friends outside Taiwan, particularly those in China, also increases Taiwan's security,' he adds. As part of the drive to spread Chinese culture with unique ...

  2. Cultural deficit

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... 'I am ashamed to be Chinese. We have lost our culture. We have destroyed every aspect of our own culture. But they [in India] still have theirs.' Laurence Brahm is a political economist, ... There is nothing unusual about countries promoting cultural exchanges with China. But this event was different. It was filled with juxtaposing ironies: the different paths of social and economic ...

  3. Hall of rites needed for Chinese festivals and ceremonies

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your leader is absolutely right in breathing a sigh of relief at the recognition by the Ministry of Culture of a number of traditional Chinese festivals ('Drawing on past will keep our culture fresh', July 21). I have always thought it one of the saddest aspects of Hong Kong culture that not more of such Chinese traditions are celebrated. Indeed, for the best part ...

  4. Culture shock

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Cynthia Yeung

    ... Cynthia Yeung I associate culture shock with foreign countries. We experience culture shock when we visit Japan and have to navigate our way through the complicated rituals of gift-giving and manners. We experience culture shock when we go to the United States and the most popular Chinese dishes seem to be 'General Tso's Chicken' or 'Grandmother Chicken'. ...

  5. Local culture, local colour

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Hor-Chung Lau

    ... because it reveals a specific city culture, the cultural identity of Hong Kong'. Certainly, many of the works rely on images familiar to Hongkongers- piles of oranges, piles of T-shirts, ... eight (there are eight smaller paintings in this larger work) are conventionally Chinese, though the work is strikingly unconventional- he was inspired, in part, by the two-boy bands popular ...

  6. Chinese friends

    Posted Dec 19th 2003, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... are becoming highly popular in China as well as in other Asian nations. Chinese call this pop culture hanliu, or 'Korea fad'. Chinese has passed Japanese as the most popular foreign language ... social and cultural arenas, China is fast increasing its influence in South Korea. China is also replacing the US and other traditional friends of South Korea as the country's most important ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Chinese history- a cause that unites the two Koreas

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... resisted Chinese encroachment over a region that remains a centre of Korean culture above the Yalu and Tumen River borders with North Korea. An underlying fear that millions might pour ... Donald Kirk One topic is certain not to arise in the talks in Beijing on North Korea's nuclear programme. That is the culturally, politically and socially loaded issue of a place ...

  9. From roar beginnings

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kobi Chan Not being indigenous to China, lions were probably introduced along with Buddhism from West Asia via the Silk Road- as gifts to Chinese emperors to help secure trading rights. ... events, mainly organised by the Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association. ...

  10. Pride of lions

    Posted Feb 11th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... lion-dancing troupe was an unheard of idea- girls got the easy, minor parts like playing the gongs and cymbals, and in traditional Chinese village society it was considered bad luck if a woman touched ... to the traditional kung-fu look, and replaced the uniforms with embroidered, lace-fringed, Chinese blouses, black leather boots- and, of course, makeup. Despite the feminine makeover, the girls undergo ...




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