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  1. Cantonese poets' society

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on daily life. The fragmented lines, she says, will be useful one day. Cheung, a first-year student at City University, is a member of a poetry group that writes Chinese poems using classic formats ... they are adding a modern touch by injecting a dose of daily life into it. In the past year, they have written poems on Christmas celebrations, the cyber world and local current affairs. 'Chinese ...

  2. Releasing the joy of learning in a cosmopolitan society

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... likely that the head of a school [in Hong Kong] would have been a foreigner and the vice-principal Chinese. At YCIS we set out to make the Chinese and the Western administrators equal. In addition, the languages they speak are equal. Individuals should be comfortable speaking Chinese and English at school. It is about equality and truly bringing the East and West together. How does ...

  3. Hope of a rainbow society spurs activist

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Sam Zhao spoke with Priscilla Jiao Sam Zhao, 27, is a leading lesbian campaigner who aims to foster tolerance towards homosexuality in Chinese society. The part-time editor-in-chief of Les ... you get into publishing Les Plus? When I graduated from studying Chinese at university in 2005, the whole atmosphere of being a lesbian was one of depression and pessimism. I wanted to escape ...

  4. Chain on a little boy a potent symbol of an unjust system and two-tier society

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... four-year-old sister only days earlier. It was also a snapshot of China's increasingly volatile two-tier society. With a mother too sick to look after the boy and his hard-working dad, Chen ... Jingdan changed perspectives. It became a stark metaphor for the Chinese apartheid the household registration system has created. The Chens left rural Sichuan province several years ago seeking ...

  5. Society's hang-ups over people who switch their sex

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... turned 30. Her boyfriend is aware that she is transgender. She has been watching the case of 'W' closely and is angry that it has been seen both in the court and in Chinese media ... increasingly [society] is looking at people's identity,' Eisfeld says. 'Most people can count the number of other people who have seen their genitals on two hands. What they do get ...

  6. Universities could place city at the forefront of Chinese art

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or the museum societies. However, we should have more ambitious goals. The way in which Chinese art is taught in universities in Hong Kong is minor, compared to the place this body of knowledge ... and that is in the field of Chinese art. It has already been playing a central role in the study of Chinese art for many years. It is home to some of the greatest collectors of bronzes, jades, ceramics ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Department ('Department takes integrated approach to control strays', October 26). The government and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have been working very hard ... and poor in our society. I believe that there are a lot of things the government could do to improve the fund but, if it helps people, it should be supported. Katy Chui Ho-suet, Yuen Long Bad diet ...

  8. Chinese-language movies have 1 in 2 chance of clinching best film title

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The chance that a Chinese-language film will grab top honours at the upcoming Asian Film Awards rose yesterday after three were nominated for best film. Of these, Bodyguards and Assassins stole the limelight with six nominations. The 4th Asian Film Awards, organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, will take place at the Convention and Exhibition Centre ...

  9. Revised Chinese Bible's launch marks end of three-decade quest

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou The revised Chinese Bible was launched yesterday after 27 years of strenuous work by an international team of scholars and experts. This brings the 90-year-old version up to date. The Chinese Union Version (CUV) Bible has been hailed as the most-read Chinese Bible since its publication in 1919. At present, 90 per cent of about 70 million Chinese Christians around ...

  10. Coins come full circle

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... and Singapore. Lim started taking a serious interest in Chinese coins in the early 2000s, and around 2004, when a number of bigger Taiwanese collectors started putting some of their rarer items ... Michael Chou says Westerners were the main buyers of Chinese coins from the 1930s until the 1990s, when Taiwanese collectors began to dominate. 'Taiwanese buyers had been collecting from ...




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