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  1. Ming Chee Sing Chinese Opera: A Showcase of Tong Tik-sang's Classics

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Cantonese opera troupe (headed by Koi Ming-fai and Ng Mei-ying, left) performs: The Marriage of Three Smiles, Oct 12, 7.30pm, Ko Shan Theatre, 77 Ko Shan Rd, Hung Hom, HK$100-HK$320; and Crying on the Erlang Bridge, Oct 15, 7.30pm, Tai Po Civic Centre, 12 On Pong Rd, Tai Po, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Both shows: in Cantonese with Chinese surtitles. Inquiries: 2268 7325 ...

  2. Q. So you think you know pop culture...

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Scottish actress Clare Grogan enjoyed a string of hits with which 1980s pop band? 2. Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing and Tony Leung Chiu-wai travel to which country in Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together (1997)? 3. Actor Richard E. Grant was born in which landlocked southern African country? 4. Who lived at 301 Cobblestone Way? 5. In Chinese cuisine, what is Swatow food also known as? 6. ...

  3. No Sweat Canto-Love- An Easy Guide to Cross-Cultural Relationships

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb No Sweat Canto-Love- An Easy Guide to Cross-Cultural Relationships by Amy Leung Asia 2000 $98 Cantonese is such a rapidly changing language that even locals are reluctant to talk ... and they eschew any responsibility, so if something goes wrong it's your fault. And I must question some of her useful phrases. When I said a waiter was hou leng, my Chinese friends laughed. Which ...

  4. Chinese takeaway

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kavita Daswani In the 2010 book, The Father of Hollywood, author Gaelyn Whitley Keith recounts how a Chinese man helped name Hollywood. Her great grandfather, H.J. Whitley, one of the area's earliest developers, was reportedly gazing out at the barren land when he came across a Chinese immigrant. Whitley asked the man what he was doing and the labourer said: 'Up early, ...

  5. Brothers of War

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... All Theatre Art Association's multimedia production exploring the meaning of peace and friendship combines Hoi Chiu's (left) creation of on the spot epic scenes through his original sand paintings with drama, traditional storytelling, Chinese music, martial arts and dance. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Jul 20-22, 7.30pm, also Jul 21-22, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, ...

  6. HK urged to take on role as Chinese movie hub

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Hong Kong should position itself as the centre for Chinese-language films and capitalise on the recent soaring popularity of local productions on the mainland, Hong Kong Film ... on the mainland focusing on making commercially viable films, as many mainland directors still believed in the cultural side of film, but overlooked the business side. 'But from watching Hong Kong ...

  7. Chinese Romance Down the Ages

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre February 13 and 14, 8pm Talented young scholars wooing beauties is a prevalent theme in Chinese romantic literature, which in turn provides much of the material for many Cantonese operas. To coincide with Valentine's Day, the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (HKCO) will perform four arias based ...

  8. A less forbidding city

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Oliver Chou The Forbidden City in Beijing is a treasure trove of Chinese culture and history whose riches seem to hold little relevance for modern Hongkongers, much less young children. ... as the Palace Museum, and became the prime mover behind a series of projects that use the imperial palace as a theme to promote appreciation of Chinese art and culture. They include the 'We All ...

  9. World wakes up to Chinese films

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JASMINE WANG Chinese-language films today are being increasingly recognised internationally for a number of unique qualities? including exotic locations, charismatic actors, unique plots ... director Oscar for Brokeback Mountain. It was the second time he won the prestigious award. In 2001 his Chinese language Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon won an Oscar for best foreign film ...

  10. Mum's still the word for stylish leatherworker

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... lamp that replicates the head of a traditional Chinese dancing lion, and a leather sofa with lion-themed pillows. 'I chose to make a lamp because of the idea that Hong Kong never sleeps. ...




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