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  1. Don't condemn mainland visitors for knowing little about our unique culture

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... As a British Hongkonger, I appreciate the differing interpretations between cultures of what is acceptable and what is not, and sympathise with the Hong Kong Chinese on their growing ... of Hong Kong's right-of-abode rules, promotion of Putonghua at the expense of Cantonese, dilution of culture). It is very tempting- and understandable- for Hong Kong people to want to vent ...

  2. Culture guide to show city offers more than just shopping

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Hong Kong has more to offer than just shopping and dining and the Tourism Board is trying to get that message across through a new guide book to the local arts and culture scene. The guide is the first launched by the board and is aimed at spreading awareness of the city's cultural attractions ahead of the rise in cultural tourism once the West Kowloon ...

  3. Culture project offers practical lessons

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of Chinese Culture, the competition aimed to boost students' research and analytical skills and broaden their horizons. They had to analyse their topics, collect information, conduct interviews ... Elaine Yau An annual competition has helped enhance students' understanding of local history and culture. It also gave them a chance to put what they have learned into practice. ...

  4. $100m to turn tenement into testament to culture

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... cultural heritage,' Mr Lau said. The Blue House, listed as a Grade I Historical Building by the Antiquities Advisory Board, is one of the few remaining balcony-type tenement blocks in Hong Kong. It was built in the mid-1920s to replace Wah To Hospital, the first hospital in Wan Chai to provide Chinese medical services to local Chinese that was built in 1872. Featuring European art ...

  5. Cultural areas proposed to stop squabbling over heritage sites

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Albert Wong and Martin Wong The government has been urged to create cultural areas rather than continue debating whether to demolish or preserve individual buildings. A policy paper published yesterday by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, a think-tank closely associated with the administration, said Hong Kong had been polarised between cultural preservation and economic ...

  6. Fiesta time shines a spotlight on the diversity of an ancient culture

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... of the world's oldest and richest cultures. From science and mathematics to religion, agriculture and art, the indigenous people of Mexico are descendants of one of the world's earliest great ... Mayans, Olmecs and Teotihuacans developed a sophisticated hieroglyphic writing system, complex social relationships and elaborate religious rituals. Mexico's ancient and fascinating culture ...

  7. When Chinese Opera Meets Cello

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Taiwanese cellist Chang Chen-chieh (far right) teams up with opera actor Zhu Lu-hao (right). Today and tomorrow, 7.30pm, Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Centre, 49/F Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, free, booking required. Inquiries: 2588 7980 ...

  8. Culture crusade

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and Chinese opera, on the one hand, and the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts on the other: how more culturally exciting and fertile can a place be?' she says. ... A new breed of councillor is striving to show there's more to Wan Chai than bars and bathroom shops, writes Clarence Tsui MARY ANN KING Pui-wai wants the cultural role of Wan Chai ...

  9. Chinese Restaurants: Songs of the Exile

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

    ... An exploration of the phenomenon of the family-run Chinese restaurant around the world, encompassing migration, cultural identity, politics and history. In English, Putonghua, Hebrew and Turkish with English subtitles. Thu and Sat, 7.30pm, Agnes b. CINEMA!, Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, $40-$80 HK Ticketing or Asia Society. Inquiries: 2103 9508/2 or www.asiasociety.org ...

  10. Single point of contact

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Recent studies of Chinese women have documented the lives of sworn spinsters and other single women who decided- for various reasons- to live separate existences from men, adopt a 'vegetarian' lifestyle and live in what were known as chai tong, or 'vegetarian halls'. A noted feature of life for many women in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta and the Chinese migrant ...




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