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  1. Unique exhibition promotes UN event and Chinese culture

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong 'Stone Master's' presentation aims to raise awareness of cultural heritage and the environment An exhibition of works by one of Hong Kong's most respected ... and China's Cultural Heritage Day, which occurs every second Saturday of June. The mainland's first Cultural Heritage Day was in 2006, and the tradition continues tomorrow. The 'Art ...

  2. In memoriam

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... seat', shen wei, may be present and the date of the ancestor's death is also recorded. The Chinese believe that a person has three souls: one remains in the earth after burial, one ...

  3. Families look far afield for burial plots

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... The official said the government would encourage people to cremate the bodies of their loved ones, even though burial was preferred in Chinese tradition. It also plans to spruce up its eight gardens ... of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries- which manages four major cemeteries: Chai Wan, Tsuen Wan, Aberdeen and Tseung Kwan O- has suspended the supply of permanent graves for coffin burial. Only temporary ...

  4. letters

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An essential element of Chinese culture When you hear the words 'Chinese culture', what do you think of? Many people might say herbal tea or dragon dances. The first thing that comes to my mind is Cantonese opera. In my opinion, Cantonese opera is a very important symbol of Chinese culture. It mixes drama with traditional music. Cantonese opera is often based on traditional ...

  5. Found in translation

    Posted Aug 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for anglophone readers reading Chinese literature in translation,' Lovell says. 'But stuff written originally in Chinese, rooted in China's society and culture, has an extra cultural ... Nicknamed the Chinese Booker, a proposed US$10,000 prize aims to let mainland writers speak on the world stage. But to be heard there, writes David Wilson, that voice has to be in English ...

  6. A magical journey

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a dramatic countdown by hundreds of drummers and ended with the traditional lighting of the Olympic flame. But the centrepiece was a spectacular cultural show that drew on 5,000 years of Chinese history. The beautifully choreographed display highlighted significant Chinese contributions to art, history and culture. While it will be remembered for its vibrant colours and spectacular set ...

  7. Why get upset over call to love one's country?

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Working Group, which wants us to see only the benefits of Chinese as a medium of instruction. The policymakers seem to consider only a single factor. The use of English as the medium, says ... is to single-mindedly enforce a Chinese-medium policy rather than to improve all-round education. Pecvin Yong stated ('Democracy in schools?' May 7) that 'preserving the status of individual ...

  8. Chinese negotiator optimistic on climate talks, cites Japan concession

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Cancun, Mexico A balanced outcome is within reach at the UN climate talks in Cancun, according to a senior Chinese negotiator, citing a key concession that Japan has ... of Huang's colleagues on the Chinese negotiation team. Huang said Japanese Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto had indicated Japan's willingness to withdraw its opposition to the extension ...

  9. Ancestor or money worship?

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... festival, when families sweep the graves of their relatives and ancestors, became more like a luxury-goods spending spree. Traditionally, Chinese burn paper money for their departed loved ones ... will titillate venture capitalists, as they offer an appealing return. As one Chinese developer explained: 'It's a great business. China has limited land resources which are now being tightly ...

  10. The Tao of doomsday

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... wonder what traditional Chinese culture has to say about it. The answer is much less than Western Christianity, which believes there will be a Judgment Day, or a final reckoning. According to Professor Wong Kin-yuen of Shue Yan University, in Chinese Buddhism- which plays an important role in Chinese culture- endings are always followed by a new beginning. The specialist in intercultural ...




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