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  1. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Pao's daughter reveals details of his role as political catalyst

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... of the Korean War (1950-53) through Kwong Da Wah, now known as China Resources. Pao's sentiment towards China did not diminish during the decade-long Cultural Revolution when he lost contacts ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Corporate shenanigans kick start a writing career

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by MISCHA

    ... it was impossible … [but] after the 1987 financial panic, there was a kind of Cultural Revolution in Australia. The have-nots took down those they thought responsible and Alan went down. I was just his ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Pitfalls in immigrant writer's road to becoming American

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by BRON

    ... is doing well, economically, because of people like me. We have gone through the Cultural Revolution and suffered, so we don't take anything for granted and nobody can fool us. So we ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Afghanistan: the great game of thrones

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar

    ... in revolution. One of the original motives for the first Anglo-Afghan war was promoting commerce between India and Afghanistan. That initiative and the war ended with the British burning down the great ... with colourful characters, his book is an engaging narrative about political ambition, cultural collisions and imperial hubris. Mark Twain said history doesn't repeat itself, it rhymes. In the case ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hard to put down- a hectic but rewarding year in books

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... realities of the famine by his father's death from starvation in Hubei province. He discovered the tragic consequences of Mao's Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. The book ...

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    Closing acts: Clive James

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to analyse British culture, writing about everything." And, of course, to entertain. Clive James on television became a weekly must-see, importing an Aussie irreverence to rival that of Barry ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    In Nijinsky, ballet's spark of genius smothered by madness

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... classical grind, in the hope he might do well enough in ballet to retire on an imperial pension at 36. Nijinsky was a byproduct of pre-revolutionary Russia, a culture wide open to influences western ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    World's iconic cities distilled on the mainland

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... symptoms of a culture in flux, and the perfect fodder for poking fun at the nouveau riche. The book reframes the debate. It points out that China has always assimilated foreign architecture ... assimilated foreign architecture, from imperial gardens dating back to the Han dynasty, to Soviet-inspired concrete blocks under Mao Zedong. It also highlights Chinese culture's more nuanced view ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Hong Kong, by the books

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... include Hong Kong's lack of interest in literary fiction, its preoccupation with commerce not culture, and- more fruitfully- the sheer elusiveness of the place. Western writers tend ... Radio (1997) combines boy's-own adventure during the second world war with a fable of cultural exchange. Jane Gardam's Old Filth (2004) transforms the old acronym (Failed in London Try ...

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    Migrants' flawed champion

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Vanessa Ko

    ... to help Americans understand Chinese culture, and ended with soaring oration in his passionate fight for equality as he pushed for the US government to overturn a law that made it illegal ...




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