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  1. News - China - OBITUARY

    Zhou Weishi, a pioneer of the performing arts in China, dies aged 98

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:34am by Oliver Chou

    ... Zedong's growing opposition to "bourgeois elements". But the show, involving more than 3,000 performers, was not enough to stop the country's descent into the Cultural Revolution ... Wang Kun, sang the title role. After 1949, Zhou, as head of the Ministry of Culture's arts bureau, began to establish performing arts companies that embraced not just socialist works ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591899/zhou-weishi-pioneer-performing-arts-china-dies-aged-98
  2. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Former Exco member Marvin Cheung dies after long battle with leukaemia

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... important public bodies, including the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's board of directors, the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee and the Consultative Committee on the West Kowloon Cultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591985/former-exco-member-marvin-cheung-dies-after-long-battle-leukaemia
  3. News - China - OBITUARY

    Phuntso Wangye, Tibetan communist who urged reconciliation, dies at 91

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... said they let him escape an even worse fate during the political chaos of Mao's Cultural Revolution, according to the Tibetan leader's biographer Melvyn Goldstein. Later, Phuntso ... to traditional Tibetan culture." Phuntso, who was in a Beijing hospital since July, recently developed lung problems. Born in 1922 in the Tibetan county of Batang, now part of Sichuan, Phuntso ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1461253/phuntso-wangye-tibetan-communist-who-urged-reconciliation-dies-91
  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer, writer who fought apartheid, dies aged 90

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... from the family said: "She cared most deeply about South Africa, its culture, its people and its on-going struggle to realise its new democracy." Regarded by many as South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554398/nobel-prize-winner-nadine-gordimer-writer-who-fought-apartheid-dies-aged
  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Amiri Baraka, activist writer allied with Black Power Movement, dies

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:33pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Amiri Baraka led Black Arts Movement, an in-your-face force in American culture Poet ally of Black Power activistsmourned Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79. His booking agent, Celeste ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1402453/amiri-baraka-activist-writer-allied-black-power-movement-dies
  6. News - China - OBITUARY

    Cheng Naishan, a Shanghai literary icon with close ties to HK, dies aged 67

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... of the Cultural Revolution, a political movement that pushed China to the brink of collapse and caused huge ethical problems that had a profound effect on subsequent generations. In her later years, Cheng ... was the foreign chief of British oil firm Shell in Shanghai before the Cultural Revolution broke out. Nien Cheng - no relation to Cheng Naishan - continued to work for Shell after her husband died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1220945/cheng-naishan-shanghai-literary-icon-close-ties-hk-dies-aged-67
  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ filmmaker committed suicide, family confirms

    Posted May 14th 2014, 09:37am by AP

    ... that no one else believed in it didn’t seem to deter him, he just kind of pursued it with incredible passion and tenacity that I hadn’t really ever seen before in a filmmaker.” SVT’s culture chief Eva ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511794/malik-bendjelloul-maker-searching-sugar-man-dies
  8. News - World - OBITUARY

    Al Feldstein, former editor of satirical Mad magazine, dies aged 88

    Posted May 01st 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... replacing founding editor Harvey Kurtzman, and led the magazine as it became influential in satirising US pop culture and a commercial success. He retired in 1984, settling in Montana to paint ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1501932/al-feldstein-former-editor-satirical-mad-magazine-dies-aged-88
  9. News - China - OBITUARY

    Cantonese opera singer Hung Sin-nui dies at age of 88

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 01:06pm by Vivienne Chow, Amy Nip

    ... with her debut, Unforgettable Love. That was the start of her starring in more than 90 films. During the wave of purges in the Cultural Revolution, the opera star was branded as "Black Line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1376747/cantonese-opera-singer-hung-sin-nui-dies-age-88
  10. News - China - OBITUARY

    Writer Han Suyin dies at 95

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... during the early days of communist rule and the Cultural Revolution. She was well known on the mainland for her biographies of Mao Zedong and late premier Zhou Enlai. Han returned to China from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1074971/writer-han-suyin-dies-95

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