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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau and Vanessa Yung As debate rages over which language of instruction is best for learning, many Hongkongers feel they are struggling to hold onto their dialect and culture ... and culture will keep waning". According to two concern groups (Putonghua as Medium of Instruction Student Concern Group and Societas Linguistica Hongkongensis), about 70 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1583037/argument-continues-over-using-cantonese-or-putonghua
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Chinese University puts nation's history and culture on curriculum

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:12am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Chinese University takes aim at overseas students with fresh focus on the nation's history and culture, writesLinda Yeung Reading China In its early ... of becoming a diplomat hinges on his understanding of Chinese culture. Chinese University 's proximity to Shenzhen is an attraction for him; so is the chance of mingling with mainland and Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1464802/chinese-university-puts-nations-history-and-culture
  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Former HKEx chairman Charles Lee busy building Chinese culture website

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:10am by Elaine Yau

    ... energy- a website devoted to Chinese history and culture- seems modest compared to his many previous ventures such as setting up the Mandatory Provident Fund and introducing H-shares to Hong Kong. But building the Splendid Chinese Culture website is no small task: hk.chiculture.net aims to cover 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture, dividing the wealth of material into 18 categories ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1432719/former-hkex-chairman-charles-lee-busy-building-chinese
  4. Lifestyle - Books - RELATIONSHIPS

    Book review: Good Chinese Wife, by Susan Blumberg-Kason

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Charmaine Chan

    ... the end, the author admits to a question many will have asked early on: was Cai's unkindness a product of his Chinese upbringing? "Was it a cultural difference or a personality one?" ... Charmaine Chan Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong by Susan Blumberg-Kason Sourcebooks When Susan Blumberg-Kason sought legal help in the US to leave her Chinese husband ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574183/book-review-good-chinese-wife-susan-blumberg-kason
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Cultural exchange event shows conservation in Hong Kong and Penang has gone in different directions

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Andrew Sun

    ... with a large Chinese population. These characteristics have dictated their unique architecture and cultural history. But in other ways they're nothing alike. Penang has a quarter of Hong ... "Spotlight Hong Kong in Penang", a cultural exchange programme organised by the Fringe Club Hong Kong and held at venues on Penang Island and in George Town, offered some surprises. For a start, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1531654/cultural-exchange-event-shows-conservation-hong-kong-and
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    London celebrates century of Chinese cinema

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 12:31pm by James Mottram

    ... for Chinese viewers, there is less of a distinction than in the West between genre and art-house cinema. "They're seen as dealing with similar story arcs, with similar cultural ... to push the political conversation forward about how the history and culture of the region might push all Chinese-speaking places forward. It did this gently for Taiwan, it did this gently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1559036/london-celebrates-century-chinese-cinema
  7. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: Humour in Chinese Life and Culture

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by KERRIE L. MACPHERSON

    ... Kerrie MacPherson Humour in Chinese Life and Culture edited by Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey HK University Press 3 stars Kerrie MacPherson The contributors to this volume of 10 ... is that humour in the Chinese context is a modernising cultural construct. Humour - satirical or slapstick or any variations in between - may be amusing or hurtful, but expresses a need to address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1324259/book-review-humour-chinese-life-and-culture
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Zhang Yimou reunites with Gong Li in a film set in the Cultural Revolution

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:51am by James Mottram

    ... last film, 2011's The Flowers of War- also based on a Yan Geling novel- which starred Christian Bale and proved to be the most expensive Chinese production at the time. In tone and feel, ... for "re-education" for his political beliefs. The film begins in China in the early 1970s, midway through the Cultural Revolution, with a dramatic sequence involving Lu's escape and return to the family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1523834/zhang-yimou-reunites-gong-li-film-set-cultural-revolution
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Class action: how to help your child appreciate different cultures

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:15pm by JESSICA OGILVY STUART

    ... Jessica Ogilvy Stuart life@scmp.com My wife and I are different nationalities, and we would like our children to to grow up with an appreciation for both our cultures. Is this going to be possible? Children of bicultural expat families growing up in Hong Kong are not just experiencing two cultures; they are also part of a third culture. The term third-culture kids was coined by John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1576096/class-action-how-help-your-child-appreciate-different
  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    OzAsia Festival builds bond between South Australia and sister state Shandong

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:12pm by Sue Green

    ... Gautier insists the festival retained the final say. Gautier describes Shandong as "a cradle of Chinese culture"- the birthplace of kite-making, of Confucius and of Nobel Prize-winning ... Sue Green OzAsia fest opens Adelaide to Shandong's rich culture Aussies love a beer and a fair number will have tasted the brew from Qingdao. But how many can name the province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1585984/ozasia-festival-builds-bond-between-south-australia-and

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