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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Cultural Revolution label oft misused

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 04:19am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Misusing the Cultural Revolution It's fascinating how cultural references define us and how we in turn define them. If you mention the '60s, ... establishment". As my British friend, who is in many ways more "Chinese" than me, points out, for the vast majority of Chinese, the '60s would have meant the dreaded Cultural Revolution ...

  2. 'Sinner of 1,000 years' Patten turns into yet another China cheerleader from the West

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in Hong Kong- just when the Brits were leaving. That was when Beijing's mouthpiece newspapers and underlings became terribly inventive with those epithets not heard since the Cultural Revolution. Why the warm reception now? No wonder- Lord Patten is singing the praises of Hong Kong, the success of the handover and, above all, China. He apparently said that if China became ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China, United States go to extremes over farce

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:13am by Alex Lo

    ... to booming north Virginia. Now that's "real" democracy at work. To be fair, Chinese communists invented this sort of provocation. During the Cultural Revolution, Red Guards renamed ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Astronauts leave children in a vacuum

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:03am by Alex Lo

    ... too terrified by what happened to one of our aunts during the Cultural Revolution. Vancouver and Toronto were shaped by waves of Chinese migration: in the 80s and 90s, it was Hong Kong people; ...

  5. When ignorance is bliss

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the background of the Cultural Revolution on the mainland; the million who flooded the street after the Tiananmen massacre; the half a million who rallied against Article 23. Those who have lived through ... of the world. It's the kind of talk you might hear about American democracy or Chinese cultural superiority, usually from their own home-grown nationalists. But Hong Kong? Tiny, apathetic, ...

  6. China's perilous pursuit of petroleum

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo China is undergoing its first oil shock. For the two previous ones, in the 1970s, the country was too economically backward to experience their full effects, as it was still reeling from the Cultural Revolution and its aftermath. Yet, the two previous shocks offer lessons the Chinese cannot afford to ignore today, but signs are that they are repeating the same ...

  7. Science class no place for creationist dogma

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... of the peculiar culture and politics in the US. Creationism is practically banned in all American states from being taught as science. So to get creationism through the back door into schools, fundamentalist Christians came up with intelligent design as the camouflaged vehicle. Centuries ago, the scientific revolution came about in the west by abandoning teleological or intelligence-directed ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    When scholars take a radical turn

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... What role should intellectuals play in politics? This question is at least as old as Rousseau and the French Revolution, or in China, as the May Fourth Movement. In Hong Kong, we are about ... the public in coming up with their own designs for a democratic system. And Chin wants to celebrate local culture and to identity and form a full-fledged city state independent of the mainland. ...

  9. Farewell to two sex goddesses of old

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... against the evils of pornography. In the end, she was not called to testify. She was credited for helping to launch the sexual revolution of the 1960s. But it would be more accurate to say she ... old age, she came to accept her porn legacy as a positive cultural force. Iijima, who was found dead in her Tokyo home last week, aged 36, was unknown to most westerners. The cause of her ...



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